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moon mother whispering by linda m. crate

whisps of moonlight
dance
so i am not covered
only in shadows

i know she's watching me,
and she's trying to reach 
out with petals of love 

because i feel unclothed and naked
vulnerable to all the darkness
in this world;
naked and scared i am embalmed
in a death that is not mine—

she chases away my nightmares,
reminds me of my purpose and my magic;
whispers to me i am not alone

even when i feel like i might be.

---

Linda M. Crate's works have been published in numerous magazines and anthologies both online and in print. She is the author of six poetry chapbooks, the latest of which is: More Than Bone Music (Clare Songbirds Publishing House, March 2019). She's also the author of the novel Phoenix Tears (Czykmate Books, June 2018). Recently she has published two full-length poetry collections Vampire Daughter (Dark Gatekeeper Gaming, February 2020) and The Sweetest Blood (Cyberwit, February 2020).

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