Friday, January 22, 2016

A Poem by Linda M. Crate

fire and ice

perhaps we were doomed
from the start
romeo and juliet for the twenty-first century
you were every fang of winter,
and i burned with
the passion of a summer's sun;
sometimes opposites
help one another to shine and glisten--
we just tried to destroy one
but it wasn't always that way
i did love you once
even if you could never find it in your heart
to feel the same for me;
you tried to freeze
me into submissions like your blue lipped
angels buried in the sapphires of your
however, i rose, like a phoenix
from my ashes
burning brighter than any of the stars you had
seen before
and under my gaze you could not stand
so you crawled away
in an attempt for self-preservation--
fire and ice could never hope to live together for
summer could never understand the
heart of winter and winter
could never beat with summer's passionate soul.

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.  Recently her two chapbooks, A Mermaid Crashing Into Dawn (Fowlpox Press, June 2013) and Less Than A Man (The Camel Saloon, January 2014) were published.  Her fantasy novel, Blood & Magic, was published in March 2015.

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