Spilt Wine

Start the night with wine

in my hair, on my dress,

in my stockings

brand new shoes

bare shoulder

and a few broken

apologies. I saw it

coming too,

and just watched it.

Kind of like life

that was yesterday.


now another bar

another jazz singer

singing the blues

under copper tiled ceilings

and feathers in her hair

you’d think it was suddenly

1920 art deco Paris.

But no,

it’s the house of Jazz

in Laval, Quebec.

Hanging with the girls

who sold my life away.

Do you pay the bill?

Cosmos and red chandeliers

blue bottine in the vitrine

and it’s a wonderful world

in here.

The only thing missing is you

with me.

It makes me cry

you’ll never see

what I see.

Not even pictures

do it justice.

Rita called me

she’ll be 20

minutes late,

god damn Montreal traffic.

It’s fine.

I’ll order another Cosmo

write a poem.

Listen to the jazz singer

and lament



  1. Charlie Hasler · June 10, 2017

    sounds an ok night to me mate

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Kindra M. Austin · June 10, 2017

    I caught a buzz reading this. Love it! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chrissy · June 12, 2017

      thanks Kindra!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Kindra M. Austin · June 12, 2017

        Absolutely, you’re welcome!


  3. secretfirstdraft · June 11, 2017

    Reblogged this on Secret First Draft: Member of the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective and commented:
    Christina Strigas/You Can’t Break Up With a Soul Mate

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  4. kritikagarg · June 11, 2017

    Love it…

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Moushmi Radhanpara · June 11, 2017

    Simply loved it.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. charliezero1.wordpress.com · June 12, 2017

    You caught my attention.

    Your words here bring about something creatively well and jazz poetry.
    I love it. 🙂

    P.S Thank you for reblogging my works. You are kind. I’m currently following your page now. Hope your following my page as well. 🙂

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