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I’ve Cut All Ties

I’ve Cut All Ties

written by: Linda M. Crate

@thysilverdoe

 

you try to force me to speak,
but i have no words
for you
only silence;
everything i’ve had to say i’ve already I’ve Cut All Ties
said—
you won’t listen when i say you’re
not welcome in my gardens
or at my table,
you try to force your way through insisting
we’re friends when i’ve retracted my heart from
your clawing hands;
and you’re a harpy trying to drown a mermaid
but you’ll find i can sing the siren’s song
when push comes to shove i would not provoke me—
i’ve kindly told you before that we’re no longer friends before,
and you refuse to accept it always apologizing but never saying why;
i don’t need someone who refuses to acknowledge
what they’ve done wrong always wounding me with their demands and words—
i am done being your puppet on a string, i’ve cut all ties;
and i won’t ever going back to the cage
of your need.

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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