Mad Love

Mad Love


We never walk hand-in-hand, we are zombies in a hypnotic routine

It steals our dreams, it ruins our agenda

Performing ordinary tasks in a non-future vacuum

 I always read the previous day's papers, picked up in the trash.

No problem, life has no hurry. Yesterday things still exist today.

What is left is my dirty finger-paint, leaving fingerprints on the water.

I need to shave. I need a new face.

Our shoulders touched, so embarrassing

I looked into her eyes but I did not see me reflected there.

What a saw were her first wrinkles. Embarrassing.

I need to get out of here. As soon as now.

It is so tight that it does not fit anymore
Our mad, straightjacket love
Cristina Bresser de Campos
Cristina Bresser de Campos, graduated by Universidade Federal do Parana in Graphic Design. She has two published books, both in Portuguese: Torre de Papel (Paper Tower) in 2015 - short stories anthology with other authors. “Quase tudo é risível” (Almost Everything is Laughable) a novel, Nov 2016. Also in 2016 received a prize from Centro de Letras da Universidade Federal de Fortaleza for the short story Capitolium.
In 2017, three honorable mentions in Brazilian’s short stories contests: Prêmio Literário da AMULMIG de Prosa e Poesia 2017 by Academia de Letras de Minas Gerais, IV Concurso Cultural de Microcontos by Biblioteca Municipal e Araraquara, II Concurso ALAP "Paranavaí Literária". She has short stories and literary chronicles in some Brazilian literary journals such as: Revista Philos, JornalRelevO, Revista Escriva, revista gueto, mallamargens, Plástico Bolha, Revista EMA, Revista LiteraLivre, Trema Comunidade Literária, Jornal Leôncio.
She studied Creative Writing at University of Edinburgh in 2016. She has some short stories and poems published in English by American, British, Greek and Indian literary magazines. In 2017:Northern Light, 121 Words, Ariel Chart, Wanton Fuckery Poetry, A New Ulster, The Silver Streams, Bashabandhan Literary Review, The University of Edinburgh Journal, Flight Writing, The Runt Zine, Red Queen Literary Magazine, Star 82 Review, Dodging the Rain, Quail Bell Magazine. In 2018, Former Cactus Lit., Flucky Fiction (a short story and a poem in this printed anthology), Wildflower Muse, Nous, Thrice Magazine, Déraciné
Photograph published by literary magazines: Escapism, Dodging the Rain, *82 Review, The Free Library-Internet Void, 805 Literary Magazine.


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