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My Curse For You

my curse for you

written by: Linda M. Crate



you demand and want perfection from me
but you hypocrites make the same mistakes and do the same misdeeds
i refuse to be your guinea pig or your sacrificial lamb
find a new punching bag
because this raven has talons

you’re playing a game you’ll never win
because i will slaughter every nightmare that thinks
it will infringe upon my dreams
burn bridges and cut ties
even with people who insist that i cannot do it to them

so watch me cut you out, too,
like the cancerous lesion
you are;
because i’ve had enough of your arrogance and condescension
dripping in the guise of concern, compassion, and good business—

i have a pyramid of rage
no one has ever seen
go ahead and you’ll see just how nasty mummies
and scarab beetles can be
i am the moon daughter and i refuse to be disrespected

wolves howl at me and my mother
knowing enough not to bite
yet you would think to kick me?
enough is enough
i will destroy you with the tongue of my words

they will strike you like a scorpion
all your dreams will turn to dust
for your unkindness
because i asked, begged you for more compassion
and you laughed in my face.

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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