It started off as a slow death

alone with my box of books

as I am alone with my paper and thoughts.

Rebecca read 1973 and cried

and now a complete stranger is in my poem.

What is your book about?

It’s a poetry book.



It is funny to see how there are

so many people that love  poetry

but in reality

this is a farce

an assumption

for 21 books were sold

and a few underhanded

in some Greek style black market.

Oh well, this is the foundation of ancestors

somewhere inside me.

Are you Christina?

Yes, I am. 



Can you please dedicate the book

to the one that got away.

Can you please write Happy Birthday Aaron?

One k in Niki,

you learn more about yourself

through others,

you listen more when everyone talks.


I suppose not writing is my therapy as well

up until I cannot take how the words

block my vulnerability

annihilate my extensive research of self-publishers.

Freedom is being who you are

even when everyone thinks they know you

and you keep surprising them

with your vulnerability.

I keep it intact

and expose it

in selected poems.


I love to start over.

I thought it killed me

and for a while

I drank too much

and stopped writing

but I can never stop



Every day I am a different person.









  1. woodman1966 · April 11, 2016


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  2. laurelwolfelives · April 11, 2016

    Perfect! Keep writing.

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  3. Fat Bottom Girl · April 11, 2016

    “Freedom is being who you are

    even when everyone thinks they know you

    and you keep surprising them

    with your vulnerability.”

    Ugh, this line. Love it!!

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  4. Dustin · April 11, 2016

    Me too! It’s very profound. Lovely, as always, Chrissy.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. The Power&The Glory · April 12, 2016

    Greek style black market loving

    Liked by 1 person

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  7. Chrissy · June 27, 2017

    Reblogged this on Christina Strigas.


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