i sit here in obscurity
goodbyes have always been difficult for me, don't really understand the necessity of closing a door when we're supposed to be close; i guess i am the ivy wrapped around an abandoned building wondering why no one ever comes to visit anymore— i am the last flower of spring to bloom that no one notices because summer is on it's way, i am the moon obscured by clouds that no one notices at night; but i have so much magic and love and laughter and gifts and tenderness and dreams and mercy to give the world and those that would take a chance to love me that i cannot understand why i sit here in obscurity.
Bio: Linda M. Crate (she/her) is a Pennsylvanian writer. Her works have been published in numerous magazines and anthologies both online and in print. She is the author of ten poetry chapbooks, the latest being: Hecate’s Child (Alien Buddha Publishing, November 2021). She’s also the author of the novella Mates (Alien Buddha Publishing, March 2022). She has three micro-poetry collections out: Heaven Instead (Origami Poems Project, May 2018), moon mother (Origami Poems Project, March 2020.), and & so i believe (Origami Poems Project, April 2021). She has published four full-length poetry collections Vampire Daughter (Dark Gatekeeper Gaming, February 2020), The Sweetest Blood (Cyberwit, February 2020), Mythology of My Bones (Cyberwit, August 2020), and you will not control me (Cyberwit, March 2021).