Lungful

I am supposed to breathe better
know all the grammar rules
ask me how to spell a word
you will not need to look it up
here I am, your own private dictionary,
Ms. Spelling Bee.
I will give you all my love and trust
hand it over
like your money
hot and intense
bitter and addictive.
I saved myself in the courtroom
and knew I could never
end up in jail
never even fathomed the idea
that loving you
would end up destroying my psyche.
I am built for snowbanks
traffic jams
red lights
give me a lungful of your oxygen
to release me from my Indian soul.
Everyone that dreams
eventually dances alone
in their own head.

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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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