Dreams come true

That place on earth where flowers bloom on ice

is a paradise for dreamers. That place on earth

we almost met is a cul de sac for lovers.

I took my breaths deeply then, now I can breathe

in increments. I could have been a mermaid if

I loved to swim

but staring at the ocean

is my favorite other place on earth

and all my dreams come true

when I take in its beauty

look up at the sky stoned

on the afternoon’s delight.

 

In my parent’s village

my cousin with the exact same name

dragged me out the window

as we avoided the chickens

to run fast.

Her boyfriend drove so fast down the mountain

I thought my lamb and potatoes

would leave a mark in his car.

His friend kept touching my shoulder

for the past week.

He had these dark eyes

but his soul looked empty.

He said I was a beautiful Americana

I said I was Canadian

(for the tenth time)

I rolled my eyes

woke up from the bullshit lies

and walked back to my aunt’s house.

Where are you going? my cousin

shouted out of the car window.

For a walk in the mountain, I replied.

I was only thirteen.

 

 

 

 

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11 comments

  1. vishalbheeroo · January 18, 2016

    Christina, it’s simply brilliant and an ode to those days of rebellion, angst again the world and fantasy. The romantic epoch of growing up:)

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    • Chrissy · January 18, 2016

      thank you Vishal!~ where are you? hope all is well,wishing you health and happiness in the new year x

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      • vishalbheeroo · January 18, 2016

        Thanks Chrissy!! Happy New Year and looking forward to this one, redeeming. Been out of action and somehow realize that you were not in my wp to follow list. Just set it right. When is the book coming?

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      • Chrissy · January 18, 2016

        My book has been out since March 2015 (paranormal romance) poetry book to be released in June and chapbook soon.

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      • vishalbheeroo · January 18, 2016

        Someday, would love to review:)

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      • Chrissy · January 18, 2016

        please do:)))

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      • vishalbheeroo · January 18, 2016

        Will soon chat with you on that in another month or so:)

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      • Chrissy · January 18, 2016

        ok perfect 🙂

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  2. Sydney Carton · January 19, 2016

    Breathlessly I read these snippets of you life, wondering why our paths never crossed for we walked together but apart

    Liked by 1 person

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