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Brown Eyed Girl

brown eyed girl

written by: Linda M. Crate



i remember once
upon a time
i was jealous of your blue eyes,
and i remember when
you mocked my brown eyes;
saying you would hate
to have them—
took me a long time for me to love
myself and my eyes again,
but your eyes were no sapphires or oceans
or skies just pale and boring and dull;
and my dark eyes are the color
of life giving roots and soils which bring forth
new flowers of many splendid hues—
my eyes are the color of trees,
coffee beans,
and cocoa;
my eyes are the color of joy
yours are just a color easily forgotten—
i no longer hate my eyes
just loathe the fact that someone like you
could get into my head and pour salt onto my wounds.

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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