Poets want everything

that you can’t buy

so please don’t be a beautiful fool

full of that deep ache

you label

either love or anxiety

confused with what your brain

tells your heart.

poets should inspire

hurt, reveal, cover up

use foundation on rhymes

but we tend to float

between lives

and we know it takes skill

shallow waters

and observation of the highest calibre.

use a gun on my thoughts

destroy the need to get in my mind

and settle for my body.

fill it up with your elbows, knees

beard, shoulders, lips

any part that the sun kisses.

sigh a bit over my drum beats

red carpet humanity

don’t be ashamed of who we are

be proud

be brilliant

in this poetic grace

only the few like us


when I left you the last time

we met

I tried hard to not look back.

don’t  you find poets

look back way too often

in real life in  pretend?

some questions are better

left unanswered.

there is a riot

in our minds

and hugs and kisses

to all of you

who love how words

kiss us and kill us

in unison.





  1. poemsinacoffer · March 7, 2017

    This is such an honest post Chrissy. So lovely and so impactful ! Thanks for writing and sharing it. Love.

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  2. The Power & The Glory · March 7, 2017

    What have you done to me?’ is the right wrong question, and Christina is inviting us to think about, to live through, not its answer but the consequences of its asking.

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  3. Chrissy · March 9, 2017

    Love that one and the song and the literary references, I suck at writing haikus, I can never. I have to much to say and 5 7 5 limits me

    Liked by 1 person

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