in the middle of the day. Jack sings

while I wrap gifts, get paint in my

fingernails, no fake colors here.

you talk about me as if

i can’t hear or read. follow or not.

do whatever pleases you.

i’ll be here, listening to the

same ol’ songs tapping my foot

any time of day. jumping

naked on the bed. bra flung

over your tie. panties

long gone (did i even wear

them?) did you forget

i write stories? i invent

scenes, acts, characters.

did you forget i have a

problem? label me

hypersensitive; crying over

everything you say about me.

i ignore for a second or two

and then i’m running

as usual, you say. don’t forget

to bring milk, you shout

as i grab my purse and keys.

you’re going out like that?

yeah, and fuck off.

fights, trash talk

bite me when i come back

with my bag of skim milk

and tight shorts.

you know you want to.

the drive, the music,

the wind made it

all better, don’t you see?

i came here for you

and i’ll leave here

in spite of you. and all

you say is you’re not

impressed with any of it.

sell my life away.

sell my thoughts.

my peach bra, my almond

eyes, sell it all like

a whore. isn’t that what you

think? i forgot to make supper,

i forgot your shirts at the

dry cleaners, but i remembered

how you touched me

while I was sleeping.



  1. Darryl Dapper · May 6, 2015

    Striking and beautiful as always. Your poetry is so poignant and sharp, each word slices through a new section of the reader’s heart. I’m totally gripped by it until the end and then I want to read more. I would buy any book you wrote and recommend you to everyone.

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    • Chrissy · May 6, 2015

      wow thank you – humbled you’d say that – i haven’t written a poetry book (yet). but my ebook is out if you’re interested. you can find it on amazon or anywhere else – Crush
      Chrissy –

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  2. Darryl Dapper · May 6, 2015

    Is Crush the only material I’d be able to get by you or is there more? I’m still doing a bit of research. I really want to follow your writing.


    • Chrissy · May 6, 2015

      Yes, Crush is my ebook. I am kind of working on a poetry book but I’m also experiencing poetry on instagram


      • Darryl Dapper · May 6, 2015

        You should definitely look to publish. More people have to read this stuff. It really is professionally polished and gripping. I’ll follow you on your other accounts then

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      • Chrissy · May 6, 2015

        thanks Darryl x

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  3. georgeforfun · May 6, 2015

    Reblogged this on georgeforfun.

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    • Chrissy · May 7, 2015

      thank you George. x you always make my day;) x lots of hugs

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      • georgeforfun · May 7, 2015

        You are most welcome. My pleasure indeed ));<))

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      • Chrissy · May 8, 2015


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      • georgeforfun · May 8, 2015

        Wishing you a wonderful day and weekend filled with happiness, joy, and smiles.
        ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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      • Chrissy · May 8, 2015

        You too George! That’s so kind of you. Love your visits. xx same to you. Finally gorgeous weather here, it’s Friday and I’m going to a dance show tonight, so vive l’art.

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      • georgeforfun · May 8, 2015

        Wow, sounds like wonderful fun ahead. Enjoy and savor.
        ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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  4. H.M. Nolan · May 6, 2015

    Sexy and real.

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  5. Cate Derham · May 10, 2015

    Oh how I absolutely love the emotional conflict and inner struggle. Once again your wit and sensitivity shine through in the biting edges of disappointment and intense desire.

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  6. dickyjloweman · May 11, 2015

    Very hot.

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  7. Chrissy · July 15, 2015

    Reblogged this on Christina Strigas.


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  9. Mr. Militant Negro · March 26, 2017

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