i know these bones
i carry a magic, love, & light
all my own;
it cannot be taken from me
though many have tried
i cannot be killed either
just resurrect myself from the ashes
of chaos and fashion myself into
a new being
because life is a series of deaths & rebirths
making us as immortal as the phoenix
of the flames.
Linda M. Crate's works have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies both online and in print. She is the author of the Magic Series and the forthcoming Phoenix Tears.