Christopher Poindexter. Never heard of the guy but when I chanced upon a couple of type-written poems attributed to him on Pinterest, I was intrigued and wanted more.
A teen genius? A man? A famous poet I somehow missed? Not sure of his story, his place in time, nor his popularity, I turned to Google. Surely, Wikipedia would have caught on by now and took notice of this talented human being.
The breath-stealing wisdom, the desperation dripping from some of the verses, the take on love so many of us yearn for and experience yet couldn’t come close to putting into words–Christopher’s poetry touched my heart with magnificent strings of simple words.
Nothing in Wikipedia (how’s this even possible?!) but you will find Christopher Poindexter on social networks and–because it turns out he’s our contemporary–where you can actually buy his poems: on Etsy.
“Christopherspoetry’s Shop Announcement
Hello lovely humans! I am very excited about this new shop. I hope you all are, too. Maybe a lot of people will purchase my poems and maybe a lot won’t, but it doesn’t even matter. It is just a blessing that anyone at all even reads my stuff. I hope you all find what you are looking for here! So much love.”
I don’t know Christopher (one day, perhaps?) and the only benefit I reap from sharing his beautiful poetry is the pleasure of knowing that many of you out there will be comforted and inspired by his words.
Sassters, let’s help Christopher get published soon! Spread the word, support the talent. Here are some of my favorite poems by
Find your favorites here: Christopherspoetry Shop
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The best kind of beauty is the kind that is mostly ignored
— Chris Poindexter (@healthesebones) November 11, 2013