Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Unbelief by Linda M. Crate

she held her hands
tightly
in a somber prayer
darkness drew nearer soon
her unbelief spelled
itself out into a night without
a moon or star or wisp
of light to cut through the darkness,
and even then in that moment
she felt unprotected;
her faithlessness
made
for an ugly prayer 
she was denied because she did not
believe the power which she 
called—
the nightmares still came
crawled into every part of her,
and gnawed until there
was nothing left
but dark circles beneath her eyes
and a madness that circumvented the moon
until it swallowed her whole.






Linda M. Crate's poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines both online and in print. She has three published chapbooks the latest of which came out in August 2016: If Tomorrow Never Comes (Scars Publications). She is also the author of the fantasy novels branded as the Magic series. 

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