I thought when you lost your job
you would need me more
but your weakness
divided us; your travels stopped
those visits ceased to exist.

I think too much
of how your body on mine
was a missing puzzle piece
you could not throw away.

One afternoon or one lifetime
what matters most
is the bullshit I ate
and spit it out
as poetry.

It is all fine now.
No grudges.
No criminals to arrest.
No long lost lies
about the necklace you never bought
or the book you never read.

Rumi comes once in a lifetime
you create the illusion
of being the great one
the only one
to claim to know my soul

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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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