Mythology by Christina Strigas

I’m half-poet, half-moon.The mythology of women.I’m half-poet, half-sun.The mythology of men. I wanted to be a poetsince I first read Shakespeare. I wrote poems for dead poetsknees deep in other’s wordsit’s not so much a dead poet’s societybut more of a cult followingfor the living. I found another muse—myself. Followed and unfollowedknown and unknown writers;C’mon poetry, I need youIt’s Friday night: be my date night.  Have you imagined your own funeral yet?The old photos, the melancholic music of Florencethe red carnations the self-published poetry books;we are so morbidwriting our own eulogiessharing our poems to strangershiding from loved ones. The darker the poetry, the betterdig a grave of dead poet’s flowerswatch us poets disintegrate into words.  ____________________________________________________________ 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: @christinastrigaInstagram : @c.strigas_sexyasspoetFacebook: Christina Strigas Author