Poem: linda m. crate

Poem: linda m. crate

a spring i don’t want

everyone awaits the arrival of spring
they want yellow, pink, purple, and white flowers
birdsong to nest in the ears;
but this year
i am not so ready for the arrival of spring
want the cool white reflection of snow and all her golden lullabies
splintering my windowpanes with the star light of the sun—
every year i am the one wishing for spring,
but this year i want winter
the arrival of spring means endings;
and i don't want the reality of my grandpa's death
to be real
spring seems to mock my sorrow.

 

about the writer: linda m. crate

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Linda M. Crate's poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines both online and in print. She has five published chapbooks A Mermaid Crashing Into Dawn (Fowlpox Press - June 2013), Less Than A Man (The Camel Saloon - January 2014), If Tomorrow Never Comes (Scars Publications, August 2016), My Wings Were Made to Fly (Flutter Press, September 2017), and splintered with terror (Scars Publications, January 2018), and one micro-chapbook Heaven Instead (Origami Poems Project, May 2018). She is also the author of the novel Phoenix Tears (Czykmate Books, June 2018).

Short personal story: mary ann oxendale

Short personal story: mary ann oxendale

Poem: linda m. crate

Poem: linda m. crate

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