once i dreamed of you soft hands and soft lips, you were my sun and i was your moon; together we danced 'round and 'round and i didn't get dizzy because i was looking into your eyes— your love wrapped her balm around me as i hoped that my love also did for you, together we glistened under sunshine and moonbeams in fields of sunflowers and in the whisper of my favorite season autumn; even in winter we shared embers which made those tiny white shards of diamonds glisten even more beautifully. my beautiful faerie queen wrapped in your embrace feels like being washed with rose water and every petal bringing a soft and soulful melody to my soul, every anguish and every anger is wiped away with the edges of your tenderness; you inspire me to be my best self— when you touch me with your hands i feel compassion and empathy, you are careful with my dreams and you help elevate them as we curate our dreams together and i support yours until they become reality so we can both grow together taller than jack's beanstalk; when your lips are on mine i know that heaven is real because never have i met a more beautiful sun to illuminate the light of as i have found in you: my beautiful faerie queen. with each passing moment our love is magic, it heals all old wounds until all is left is the silver moon of a scar whispered only on the nights there is no light; which are few when i am with you— for you are the sun and you have breathed life into this moon, as we join hands i feel as if heaven and earth are both moved by this gesture; and we fall deeper in love as we walk together through wildflowers and ferns and trees— we fall deeper in love as we walk through fields and waterfalls and as we walk on ocean shores or swim in the sea singing the lyrics of our love, there's nothing we cannot do together; our magic compliments the magic of each other in such a way both of us can flourish and grow— as our skirts twist and wave in the wind i know that i will never find a better love than this one for our hearts grow a deeper melody with each passing moment. sweeter magic as we dance through life together, everything becomes sweeter and more lovely; every problem seems less than it was— every kiss we steal seems to sing to me of new roses i have yet to know the name of and new galaxies that my sun can glisten her light upon, as i borrow her light and shine forever ardently her moon; and together we walk through this song called life creating sweeter magic than i ever thought i could know— & i know that the stars never shone so beautifully without her by my side. a love unlike any other life without her is so much more difficult, because i am her moon and she is my sun; together our song sings such a sweet melody that i wonder if we didn't create a new magic for the world to know— every burden becomes less with her by my side, but when she is not with me i know such sadness; and so when she takes my hand again i know i will find such joy and we will dance together as we always have a shimmering display of light and flower— feathers, fangs, talons, and claws all whispering together a love unlike any the stars have written before.
About the author:
Linda M. Crate (she/her) is a Pennsylvanian writer whose poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines both online and in print. She has eleven published chapbooks: A Mermaid Crashing Into Dawn (Fowlpox Press – June 2013), Less Than A Man (The Camel Saloon – January 2014), If Tomorrow Never Comes (Scars Publications, August 2016), My Wings Were Made to Fly (Flutter Press, September 2017), splintered with terror (Scars Publications, January 2018), More Than Bone Music (Clare Songbirds Publishing House, March 2019), the samurai (Yellow Arrowing Publishing, October 2020), Follow the Black Raven (Alien Buddha Publishing, July 2021), Unleashing the Archers (Guerilla Genesis Press, August 2021), Hecate’s Child (Alien Buddha Publishing, November 2021) and fat & pretty (Dancing Girl Press, June 2022), and three micro-chapbooks Heaven Instead (Origami Poems Project, May 2018), moon mother (Origami Poems Project, March 2020), and & so I believe (Origami Poems Project, April 2021). She is also the author of the novella Mates (Alien Buddha Publishing, March 2022).
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