Poem: linda m. crate

Poem: linda m. crate

shamed

before you arrived
i knew
something was happening

i could sense it
my intuition warned me
this would be bad,

and i didn't want it;
even if it were something
that i needed to hear—

sometimes i need to 
uncork
the bottles inside me,

but it's easier to keep 
everything to myself;
to guard my secrets like

a dragon hoarding gold
because sometimes i don't know
how to admit my shame.

 

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

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