Her Side

There are two-sided arrows
pointing toward her spotted heart,
a restless one and a mournful one

damned one for her lover
of the cracked truant night;
the one who escaped her hanging

who loved her blinding outbursts
cried over her first
laughed at the wit and charm

another aim for the one
who stayed put, her faithful man
towards the other part of her descent

A man, growing deeply out of her mouth
falling for her poetic side
down her pretty lips

She has listless meaningless qualities
filling her wide mind with
exaggerated power, taste full of dawdling

She cannot choose between
destiny and fate
her glory pointing poisoned tips
she is a fugitive of nonsense
her arrow landing far from the field—

she is a witness
of her own rage.



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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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