Friday, July 17, 2015

Linda M. Crate - Those Who Have No Name

he stood at the tombstone
one night
glancing at the moonlight
upon his mother's 
and he turned as there was a disturbance;
nothing seemed amiss
then out of nowhere there lumbered
a creature hideous and cruel
it latched itself to his arm and he could
not break away having nothing
to defend himself;
he squirmed and wriggled trying to free himself
yet the beast wouldn't let go
"this isn't fair," he protested,
and much to his horror the beast spoke, too:
"life isn't fair, kid, especially
to the dead that have no name."

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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