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Love Me Better

love me better

written by: Linda M. Crate



out of the ashes
i stand
re-purposing chaos
fashioning it as a

immortal of the flame
will always rise
from death,
and will never be conquered
by the fires of defeat;

so many have tried to kill me
i just die to who i was
shed it like snakeskin as i rise again
it’s not even hard for me

don’t think
your rejection was a challenge
i will always rise above
don’t need anyone because i have myself
i am the only one i will spend my whole life with

have learned to love myself
so no one has to
because i can love me better
than you ever could
or ever will.

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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