i always wanted you to
to allow my desires to wash
but it was always what
heaven forbid i should want you
because that was strange or exasperating
yet you could want me
whenever you so
my desires and my needs were left
unmet and so i became the succubus or siren
that always taunted you with my
but i see nothing wrong
with admitting i wanted you and wanting your
body upon my body shouldn't have been
such a big deal if you were honest
i think you'd see the way you treated me
i don't understand why a man can be an imp
but a woman must always remain "pure"
with only thoughts of virtue
she cannot house any sexual appetites of her own.
About Linda M. Crate
Linda M. Crate is a Pennsylvanian native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in the rural town of Conneautville. Her poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines both online and in print. Recently she had two chapbooks published, A Mermaid Crashing Into Dawn (Fowlpox Press - June 2013) and Less Than A Man (The Camel Saloon - January 2014). Her fantasy novel Blood & Magic was published in March 2015. The second novel of this series, Dragons & Magic, was published in October 2015, and the third, Centaurs & Magic, was published November 2016.
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