November 24, 2019


Photo by Colton Kresser on Unsplash 




Trying to find emptiness

in a tall glass of midnight madness.

My thoughts on the slow, dark time

of your words.

Open up your closed book

eat the crumbs of cake off my hand.

I fed the wrong man

old tattered thoughts

in ancient chains

while I sunk in mythological mud

up to my ankles

washed your fake love

with aloe and coconut

but your European veins and musky scent

are alive on my skin

like birth marks and moles

no matter how hard I try to rub you off

no one can see your penetrating marks.


~ Christina Strigas





Christina Strigas is a trilingual 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.”

She is currently working on her fourth upcoming poetry book, Love & Metaxa.

In her spare time, Christina enjoys foreign cinema, reading the classics, and cooking traditional Greek recipes that have been handed down from her grandmother.


Twitter: @christinastriga

Instagram : @c.strigas_sexyasspoet

Facebook: Christina Strigas Author



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