wandering by the port

you wandered inside my mind

and got lost. you asked me

why do you write? because

i feel the words the way

you feel the sunshine on

your skin. because i want

to tear apart the demons.

because the words i hide

are the ones that come back

like a magician’s tricks.

because i told you, i have

no fucking choice. he woke me

up at midnight with violent

blue eyes and soft gently hands

only to thunder my soul with want.

i don’t want to read your poems.

i love everything about you and nothing

to do with what you write.

you know half of me.

you know all of me.

you know you can’t escape

yourself, baby.

he makes me crazy

with wanting and i tell him

everything. truth serum is

my vodka at scarlet

restaurants with

mobsters ordering

salmon tartare as if

they know everything about

fine cuisine, but nouveau

riche stay under the radar

no matter how their lambos

look in valet parking. try harder.

want less. the trick is to

keep breathing in tiny

made up gardens looking

for truth in empty champagne bottles.

it’s bullshit and Old Montreal is

holding my memories the way it

held my heart. we walked into

the pub and once again

I was the barmaid and you were

my man. nothing much changes,

just rust is added, some wrinkles,

some new buildings, old joints

still around to draw me closer

to you. i can’t escape anything

about your manic attraction.

i don’t know who i’m trying

to fool.



  1. May · June 22, 2015

    I’m out of breath and I love it! ❤️❤️


  2. Lisa · June 22, 2015

    Wow! Fiery. I like! 🙂

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  3. georgeforfun · June 22, 2015

    Reblogged this on georgeforfun.

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    • Chrissy · June 23, 2015

      Thank you George! You’re the best. Seriously. STop spoiling me. lol
      Have a great day. xxx hugz

      Liked by 1 person

      • georgeforfun · June 23, 2015

        You are most welcome, Chrissy, ᕙ(💓▿💓)ᕗ
        Is that an order?
        (͡• 🔥 ͜ʖ🔥 ͡•)

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      • Chrissy · June 24, 2015

        yes! lol 🙂

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      • georgeforfun · June 24, 2015

        Well, I was raised to listen to strong women or learn how to duck frying pans and rolling pins. I was better at listening, thank goodness. Even a hard head can be dented with a cast iron skillet aimed properly.
        ❤ (๑̀ ͜ʖ๑́) ❤

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      • Chrissy · June 25, 2015

        lol that’s hilarious.

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      • georgeforfun · June 25, 2015

        Sometimes truth is stranger/more interesting as fiction. ❤ (๑̀ ͜ʖ๑́) ❤

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      • Chrissy · June 25, 2015

        Yes! It certainly is xx

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      • georgeforfun · June 25, 2015


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      • Chrissy · June 26, 2015

        Have a great weekend George. xx

        Liked by 1 person

      • georgeforfun · June 26, 2015

        TY and I wish the same to you, dear Chrissy.
        ❤ (๑̀ ͜ʖ๑́) <3.

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  4. georgetteann · June 23, 2015

    Love, love, love this!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Eric Syrdal · June 23, 2015

    I LOVE THE DIRECTOR’S CUT! Still wonderful, C!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. megdekorne · June 23, 2015

    Me too Chrissy ,” out of breath ” …. Gorgeous , haunting with words of the night …you are so courageous and I hear your voice strong …with love …..megxxx

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  7. Darryl Dapper · June 24, 2015

    It’s almost painful to read your poetry, because it resonates with a very deep part of your heart, slicing right through. I often don’t realize I haven’t taken a breath until I’ve come to the end. You really must push yourself toward getting this out there for all the country and world to see. I am absolutely in love with your beautiful, insightful, and breathtaking poetry. Every single one is amazingly a perfect work of art with its own inner meanings and depths. So incredibly lovely

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    • Chrissy · June 24, 2015

      Wow what a compliment. Thanks Darryl. I am actually getting it published with a publishing company from California, 451 Press. I am working on it now, should be out within a year’s time. I have so much to do! Not an easy task to put a poetry book together. I thank you for reading and will post often. that one will be in the book!

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      • Darryl Dapper · June 24, 2015

        Spectacular. I’ll be the first to grab a copy. I wish you the best of luck with all your endeavors.

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      • Chrissy · June 24, 2015

        Thank you tremendously. X

        Liked by 1 person

  8. Souldiergirl · June 24, 2015

    Fkn fantastic love!

    Liked by 1 person

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