Poem: linda m. crate

Poem: linda m. crate

deeper than the snows

The arrival of spring means more sunlight
golden yellow,
it means flowers and fields of flowers,
birdsong nesting in the ears;

always spring has been a friend to me
pulling me out of the distant sadness of winter
whose cool indifferent hooves march
all over me
leaving me winded and broken—

this year the arrival of spring
means something different
i cannot tell you why,
but i wish those yellow flowers would wait;
that those winged birds

would simply stand by until i was ready
i cannot express the arrival of these emotions
or what they even mean
all i know is that they are valid
deeper than the snows i've ever known.

 

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).

Poem: linda m. crate

Poem: linda m. crate

Poem: linda m. crate

Poem: linda m. crate

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