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endless gravity

written by: Linda M. Crate

@thysilverdoe

 

maybe you were
a super nova
from another century
unable to understand the symmetry
of my planetary system full of universes

i was drawn to both your
vulnerability and truth
brutally honest yet inherently kind
sprinkled with a bit of mischief
you always struck me as otherworldly

thought of you as some faerie
from a realm where roses were the sacred religion
because that was the fragrance you wore
so well,
and i remember your hair most as pink

like the sunset that rang your name
breaking my heart in one simple hue
i know i hurt you, broke your heart in ways
maybe one day in one universe you'll forgive
but i don't think it will be this one—

you were the only woman
i've ever loved,
and i don't know how to let go
because once i love someone it is forever
everyone tells me to let go

i am not an autumn leaf
cannot be tossed like the wind through the air
simply for a new beginning
even if that would benefit my heart
i think sometimes a reboot would be good,

but everything happens for a reason
you taught me so much
maybe you were meant to be several lessons
and several teachers wrapped into a person who is
only meant to be a moment but i wish could be more.

Linda M. Crate

Linda M. Crate

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.
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