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eventually, i'll give up

written by: Linda M. Crate



"sorry, i've been selective"
it's your prerogative
like i've said,
but i am not going to pretend
your silence didn't hurt you;
and i'm not sure 
why you've had to be
when all i've done was support you
or give you kindness—
i always saw you as a friend,
but i guess you don't feel the same;
and if that's the case just let me go
obviously you don't care
i'm just another person you talk to 
not someone you care about—
the thing that sucks about caring 
for you so much 
is that it's not hurting you, it's hurting me;
but don't expect me to reach out to you
if you keep pushing me away
eventually i'll give up—
i guess they were right when they said
not everyone you lose is a loss.

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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