I have to take off my bracelets to love you

but I keep my ring

to remind me of all the misunderstandings

in modern love and romance. First

one is the texting,

then the replies

then the emojis

the silence.

Then the waiting around

to be misunderstood while

waiting in grocery lines

and examining faces

lines, reactions.

Smiling at strangers

in real life, on the internet,

in the cafe line.

I am sick of it all.

I would rather lie

down and masturbate.

I want to be sad

over all the times

you never made love to me.

This hole in my heart

is what keeps me going.

I need it

to write.

I love my randomness

and your demands.

I live for the music

the dream

the petals.

No one can control me either,

trust me,

but I always come back

I never leave

I’m not the type

to leave the walls up for long

and what I love about you

is that you

are exactly like me

and yet

not like me at all.

Dichotomy of love

of sex,

it’s eros.

I love you for never giving up

on all the misunderstandings

just driving on and on

and even when you are angry

you tell me

and again I fall in love

with you.




  1. Tailatron · March 31, 2017

    This is so raw and beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chrissy · March 31, 2017

      oh thanks so much- glad you connected. πŸ™‚


  2. kollatbooks · March 31, 2017

    I love the intensity of this! I could feel it, that world between misunderstanding, ruminating, and complete love.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chrissy · March 31, 2017

      I’m in a fucked up intense mood. Thanks so much for visiting, I recognize the avi from Twitter x much love Kβ€οΈπŸ™πŸΌ


  3. TheFeatheredSleep · March 31, 2017

    GOD I love this SO much Chrissy!!!!!!!!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. MC Clark · March 31, 2017

    Absolutely beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. deuxiemepeau · March 31, 2017

    Your honesty is beautiful! Always a fan!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. vishalbheeroo · April 1, 2017

    It’s pure bliss..the raw sensation of a sentimentalist:)

    Liked by 1 person

  7. asekhototo · April 7, 2017

    πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ I love the poem its so phenomenal

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chrissy · April 7, 2017

      Thank you so much!! πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ


  8. Chrissy · April 8, 2017

    Reblogged this on Christina Strigas.


  9. secretfirstdraft · April 8, 2017

    Reblogged this on Secret First Draft: A Site of the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective and commented:
    Christina Strigas

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