It’s not my birthday that ignites me to tell you

that September is my favorite month,

it is how leaves begin to fall

and lovers stay the same

with each passing season.

It is holding hands at the park

crunching on leaves with footprints

of love. It is how trees stand still

under volcanic ash. Walks to

the top of the mountain,

drinks at Scarlet’s,

supper at Globe.

I remember every night

with you as a new falling


in and out of love.

(She told me she never loved him

and I could never get how

she stayed with him

for a lifetime of hate.)

I wanted him under me

when I first noticed him

in his Miami Vice jacket

and long curly hair.

It’s the way of my heart

it leads me,

it destroys me,

it abandons me

in front of food trucks

and tells me “choose”

when I cannot


on the black sandals

or the black pump.

Leave me at Cafe Olympia

and let Vito make me the

best latte in the city

only then will I be content.

“How do you get so excited

over the sky?”

I answer questions with questions

to make underhanded notes

of how you never

got me at all

except in the


turn a leaf

and make art out of it

it’s a new year

and I feel

everything will never

be the same color again.



  1. Eric Syrdal · September 1, 2015

    I love this. ♡

    Liked by 1 person

  2. megdekorne · September 1, 2015

    Chrissy …I am now awesomely speechless ! Love , megxxx

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chrissy · September 1, 2015

      love back to you Meg. xx you are too KIND


  3. Chrissy · September 1, 2015

    Hey George, hope you have a great week my friend…xx always big hugs for your big heart.


  4. lynn__ · September 1, 2015

    Yes, “it is how leaves begin to fall and lovers stay the same with each passing season”…agreed!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. choleintodiamonds · September 1, 2015

    Wonderful. I enjoy your writing tremendously!;-)

    Liked by 1 person

  6. missbookthief · September 2, 2015

    Lovely! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  7. breathwords · September 2, 2015

    Such imagery! I love the style and your words are stunning.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chrissy · September 2, 2015


      Liked by 1 person

    • Chrissy · September 2, 2015

      I can’t like or comment on your posts and the last one just got me ready to type: LIVE baby Live xx
      fix that up and add comments or likes so I could type,I need to…

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Souldiergirl · September 4, 2015

    You are so powerful my tigressxxx

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Elena · September 4, 2015

    Loved it!

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Chrissy · December 29, 2015

    Reblogged this on Christina Strigas.


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