Yesterday

A Poem by Chris Mardiroussian


I couldn’t help but feel the

throbbing and figured I’d

shove the rest of me

into her

prickly,

puffy,

pastries,

wrap these

chalky arms around

those greasy,

cheese stick

thighs,

whack away

while the

munching

is

at

play.


Chris Mardiroussian is a graduate student at California State University, Long Beach. In 2018, he won First Prize in the Cinema Italian Style Film Festival (sponsored by the prestigious American Cinematheque in Los Angeles) for his short film entitled IL BREAKUP, which he co-wrote and produced. In 2017, he co-wrote a collection of poetry entitled HONESTY. LOVES. CRUELTY. His work has appeared in Soul Talk Magazine, Bloom Magazine, Sunstroke Magazine, Bluntly Magazine, and elsewhere. He lives in Glendale, California.

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