We Were More Than Ghosts

By: Linda M. Crate

we’re just ghosts
once we knew each other
now we just wish
each other a happy birthday
on facebook,
and i used to mourn
the loss of everything we had;
used to talk for hours
childhood youth twined us tight
as the golden rods dancing
in the field—
childhood innocence and growing pains,
and everything between;
you were always so strong
and so brave
i admired your courage and your strong
need for justice—
you taught me to be a better person,
and i will forever thank you for 
teaching me the magic that was harry potter;
because it is a salve for my wounds
even now—
the author may be questionable,
but the characters and the magic are ours;
and it reminds me of the days
we were more than ghosts.

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) and two micro-poetry collections. 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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