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i'd never forget you

written by: Linda M. Crate

@thysilverdoe

 

you said i never told you,
i did;
but i hate repeating myself—

i am a woman of few words
use them well

don't have time to waste on frivolous conversations
that don't do anything further than
flatter egos
i despise small talk
just give me something juicy to bite into
a shared experience or a story so deep i can get lost
into the fabric of something deeper or heavier than me—

because i know
i told you this story before
had a miscarriage

it is hard enough it happened without telling the same people twice

maybe you just weren't listening
a lot of people talk over or around me
ignore me or forget what i've said,

and i would like to say it doesn't hurt me;
but it does

i would never forget you.

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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