Merak Magazine

Linda M. Crate

Linda M. Crate

Linda M. Crate is a Pennsylvanian native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in the rural town of Conneautville. She is a two-time push cart nominee. Her poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines both online and in print. She has six published chapbooks. She is also the author of the novel Phoenix Tears (Czykmate Books, June 2018).

Devils and Hells

Your hero is my villain, It’s nothing personal; Wish you could see people can be Different things to other People— I didn’t mean to make you cry, But you don’t seem to care about all The tears I shed Or…

Without light.

Heavenly light Pouring through the sparkling lens Of my window.   Dancing rainbows Of light Against my brow.   I always thought I was too Undeserving of heaven, But I realize I am too strong.   For hell, Because I…