Story Time Friday: A poem from @thysilverdoe

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burying you

by Linda M. Crate

instead of burying
the hatchet
i would just like to bury you
beneath the earth where the creepy
crawlies sling their bodies
upon the soil,
and things are too deep down to grow;
that way your bones can no longer
especially not those teeth
whose favorite morsel
were my words
fashioning them into weapons against me—
people told me you were a good person
i ought to have known
when you need an
you truly aren’t that good because good people
like books need no forward
you were my genesis but not my revelation
i know one day i will find someone greater
someone who will appreciate
my naked soul and heart and my body both,
and won’t laugh at my longing for someone to appreciate
my beautiful mind because he will let me fill
every empty corner of his live with my
fountain of words
a canopy of worlds buried within my bones
unwilling to go until they’ve told
their story;
i’ll bury you in the past
where things go out of sight and my mind
and like dandelion dust i will chase and catch all
my dreams
especially the ones you said i couldn’t.

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About the Author:

Linda M. Crate is a Pennsylvanian native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in the rural town of Conneautville. Her poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines both online and in print. She has three published chapbooks A Mermaid Crashing Into Dawn (Fowlpox Press – June 2013), Less Than A Man (The Camel Saloon – January 2014), and If Tomorrow Never Comes (Scars Publications, August 2016). Her fantasy novel Blood & Magic was published in March 2015. The second novel of this series Dragons & Magic was published in October 2015. The third of the seven book series Centaurs & Magic was published November 2016. Her novel Corvids & Magic was published March 2017. Her novel Phoenix Tears is forthcoming.

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How to Submit:

For those who wish to be part of Story Time Friday in the near future, you can send submissions to the email address that I formerly used for review requests (but don’t anymore since I’m retired . . . don’t try to be clever and slip one in 😛 ): Be sure to use the subject “Story Time Friday Submission” and send your piece as an attachment (.doc/.docx would be best). Any other questions, feel free to comment here or contact me through the blog’s contact form.

Hope to hear from some writers soon!

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