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felt like a monster

written by: Linda M. Crate

@thysilverdoe

 

i'm sorry i hurt you
never meant to make you cry,
and i understand
there were good times
amid the bad—
but i have always remembered
insults more than compliments
pain demands to be felt
sometimes
that is the only explanation
i can give,
but it is never my intention
to wound you;
i love you
more than there are galaxies in any given universe
or stars in any given sky—
when i saw your tears
i felt like a monster,
but this pain has nothing to do with you
and everything to do with me
trying to heal myself because healing isn't
always easy
sometimes the past is hard to let go;
and we all have the lens
of our own perceptions coloring everything.

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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