The Ghosts That Stay

Christina Strigas


When they come in the day, I wait.
I hope that opulent shadows
have one-night stands on their paths.

When they come at night
I wonder why they leave sunny hints
of the window half-open.

Another fight between us
leaves ghosts wondering
why we can’t be in love with life

as much as we are with death.





Christina Strigas’s work has appeared in Feminine Collective, Neon Mariposa Magazine, Rhythm & Bones, Thimble Lit Magazine, The Temz Review, as well as these following literary magazines in the upcoming months: Pink Plastic House Journal, and Twist in Time Literary Magazine. Christina’s poetry book, Love & Vodka, was recommended by CBC News and made the Ultimate Canadian Poetry List. Christina has written two novels for MuseItUp Publishing. She is a full-time teacher, teaching ESL to adults at McGill University, and French at a public elementary school for The Montreal English School Board. She lives in Montreal with her husband and two children.