Poem: linda m. crate

Poem: linda m. crate

each season after

i want the arrival
of happier moments
sunlit ocean pools,
laughter in a sea of summer,
and lemonade drank
by the galleon 
out of plastic cups at a picnic table;
i want the varnish of good moments
to melt this endless winter
inside of me—
but whilst it is here
perhaps i can remember why
i have hibernated in a season of 
such reflection, such cold, and such loss;
and take those lessons with me
to improve each season after.

 

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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