Lines on the Carpet

New poem on the fly

Sometimes you want to cry in the middle of the day

for no apparent reason

yet if you sat down

for a minute or two

to think about it

you would know

how lies

turn into tears

at any time of day

and you can think

about the times

that never happened

or the ones that almost did

or the dates we sat across

from each otber

pretending it was normal

to lie

and now I cry

what else can I do

to make the day

seem productive.

By Christina Strigas

Christina Strigas is a Canadian poet, raised by Greek immigrants, and has written three poetry books. Her latest, Love & Vodka, has been featured by CBC Books in, “Your Ultimate Canadian Poetry List: 68 Poetry Collections Recommended by you.”
LOVE & METAXA, her fourth poetry book is coming out May 25, 2021.
In her spare time, Christina enjoys foreign cinema, reading the classics, and cooking traditional Greek recipes that have been handed down from her grandmother.

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