"Woke The Beast" By Linda M. Crate

in the narrative of my life
you were just the
red herring,
and the plot is much deeper
than this;
and should i have a mate
he is far stronger and more sincere
than you could be—
you were always good at making me feel
small and cutting me down with
my own words,
and i remember once you said that i
didn't have a temper;
as if trying to wish that into
truth—
here i am burning before you in the wings
of the sun and the moon in me has
awakened:
like my mother i have a dark side
will crash all my waves into you until your rock
hard is eroded and you are left with
nothing but dust—
you awoke in me the once sleeping beast
now that the kraken wakes
you shall not.


Linda M. Crate is a writer from Pennsylvania, USA. 

"I am Linda M. Crate, a Pennsylvanian based writer. I write poetry, short stories, and novels. I am a writer and artist simply because I was called to be. I didn't choose writing, it chose me. It's made me stronger as a person as I've always been an outsider, and it's helped me cope with things I could not otherwise deal with. I am a writer because I want to change the world and I want to help heal the wounds of others and teach and instruct them if I can."

On Her Work:

"Each piece is different. Some are inspired by just figments of imagination, music, the weather outside, etc. These pieces were inspired by a rainy Saturday, surprisingly. A few words and phrases came to me and I shaped them into something more."

On Female Creators: 

"I think it's important for women everywhere who are writers to share their voices. Too long (in poetry especially) it's been a male dominated career, but I feel the female perspective is important, too, and deserves to be shared. Especially by people who have actually experienced it, and aren't just speculating as to how a woman "would" or "could" feel."

Connect With Linda:

Facebook: Linda M. Crate
Instagram: @authorlindamcrate
Twitter: @thysilverdoe