January 15, 2015

i am a wild thing by Linda M. Crate

i can't tell where the sky
ends and i begin
because we are both wild things
and my heart cannot be
and i've always desired to fly
like a raven through the sky and dance
through the sunlight 
and to feel the warmth and laughter
of sun star gold;
a promise of better moments to come
to cut through this icy
you left me in
i don't hate you for it
because i know we all have different
and in your eyes i was probably
the monster i make you to
but in the end you must know
i could have loved you forever if you
would have just opened your heart to me
instead of your lies
but freed now of the burden your lust put upon
me i can fly freely in the wind
lose all these feathers of shame and inherit
instead peace and finding pieces of
myself i had forgotten
years ago in these trees.

Linda M. Crate is a Pennsylvanian native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in the rural town of Conneautville. She currently resides in Meadville. Her poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines both online and in print. Recently her two chapbooks A Mermaid Crashing Into Dawn (Fowlpox Press - June 2013) and Less Than A Man (The Camel Saloon - January 2014) were published. Her fantasy novel Blood & Magic is forthcoming from Ravenswood Publishing. 

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