Unleash the Soul in me

In the morning you were sleeping in the dark

you know that type of morning dark shade

that is so opposite from night,

and all my reasons to wake you

left me with cold feet on the hardwood floor.

I bought time once

and it left me broke.

Ancient people talk to me about how

we held hands and made choices

in the new land. A black and white shot

of all the dead people sitting on a quilt

up in the Greek village where

I saw the sky for the first time.

If my soul was on a leash

it would be easy to control

but I never worked out my life

like musical notes.

It would be ideal to see how

the last act plays

but the fortune teller told me

I would live long,

sign my name

over and over again

until I was tired of Christina

and change it to Chrissy

or Krissy with a K

or Chris, or Tina or Christine

and all the ways everyone

changes the spelling of my name,


it starts with an X

and not many people know the truth

of how I unleash

the soul in me

from time to time to breathe

and take deep sighs

then tie it back up

to write a book

or drink one bottle of Jack

in three hours.

Beware of a writer’s reach

and length of a book or poem

it means that nothing ever ends

and it all starts over

until all the smokes

and all the bottles are emptied out.




  1. thebogfather · January 11, 2016

    I love the truth in your words
    Take a new beginning, seek a smile and keep it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chrissy · January 11, 2016

      thank you x appreciate this lovely comment. smiling now.


  2. H.M. Nolan · January 11, 2016

    Just lovely! Always enjoy your poetry.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chrissy · January 11, 2016

      hey girl, thanks, i’ve been so busy i will visit you soon. x happy new year!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Dustin · January 11, 2016

    Very beautiful and profound, as always!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Visionariekind · January 11, 2016

    love it

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Eric · January 12, 2016

    Harpooned through the Heart…and I love it. Every last word. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  6. thelonelyauthorblog · January 12, 2016

    Aw, this is sweet. Beautiful as usual

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Sydney Carton · January 12, 2016

    Christina, Chrissy, Tina, with a a K, a C, a T — you are still the same and I love that.

    Liked by 1 person

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