Stake It

I turned into a vampire for you.

I wanted to walk with you
I wanted to love you.

I never tried enough
too busy in my own head.
Overthinking the day
into sleepless nights.

It was my pleasure.
In my defense, I have the love
of my life
so close to me now.

He suffocates me with this love
and tells me
what sunshine I bring
to his letters.

I have nothing you value now.
The philosophy of men
who care about moments
more than human feelings.

The constant remains the gates of poetry
closing in on you
as you find my book in the trash.
Read me some Yeats Selected Poetry
1974 edition
and nothing will be forgiven.

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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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