You wrapped up my ghosts
in ziplock bags
and tucked them into boxes
without warning.
I thought you would treat them
with more respect
but how could I not see
that you drown me
daily
with blindness
and honey.
I see nothing now.
The night is the day.
I write to escape
the eyes on me.

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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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