FOUR POEMS – Linda M. Crate

Posted: March 13, 2012 in Fiction, Poetry
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you stain
the pomegranate
of hades is the
mark you bore
upon me
in the shadow
of moon silver
flicking through your
eyes and heart
when I fell
victim to your lies.
– linda m. crate

falling up
falling upward is
like falling in love or
the opposite of
plunging down a flight of stairs —
it’s the Cheshire cat smile
when the world is in ruins that
haunts with its stain
more heavy handed that the
pomegranate, it nestles its
song like birdsong it nests in the
ears and pours forth eggs.
– linda m. crate

you dance
with your teeth
they glisten
like dragonflies wings
in autumn; they
evade me like wisdom of
the elders, whispering
languages that I ought to know
but have forgotten in some
past life where I had slain
you simply because
I could; you do not hold that against
me when you hold my
hand; apples grow in trees
the bright green of your irises trapped
in the limbs of the unborn,
you fall with the grace
of broken birds.
– linda m. crate

spider webs
your silence reverberates off my bones,
against the port of dreams that never set sail —
they crash upon the shore like birds;
I wish I could tell you all the things I never felt
they echo with more resonance than the
things you thought I feel but don’t,
I want to wash you off the consciousness of
my mind, but in doing so I would destroy myself —
I am you and you are me, and together we
are eternity wound in the arms of forever as we
eek out an existence in the spider webs
of tomorrow that haunt like rain.
– linda m. crate

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