Shark's Tooth

Shark’s Tooth

The shark’s jaws do not hold his teeth.

His chompers are merely set gently within the gums.

Likewise, some men’s love for others

is not firmly rooted within their hearts,

but only slightly held.

As teeth fall easily 

from sharks’ mouths

when they bite,

so do many bipeds fall easily out of love,

causing the same pain as from a bite.

 Linda Imbler

Examples of Linda’s poetry and a listing of publications can be found at  When not writing, Linda is an avid reader, classical guitar player, and a practitioner of both Yoga and Tai Chi.  In, addition, she helps her husband, a Luthier, build acoustic guitars.  Linda enjoys her 200-gallon saltwater reef tank wherein 
resides her almost 20 year old yellow tang.  A retired teacher, who began writing in earnest in January, 2015, Linda believes that poetry truly adds to the beauty of the world. Much of this beauty she feels can be found in the night sky and, on warm nights, her telescope serves as inspiration for this belief. Linda’s self-published poetry collections include “Big Questions, Little Sleep,”  “Lost and Found,”  and “Red Is The Sunrise.”  She has two e-books published by Soma Publishing; “The Sea’s Secret Song,” and “Pairings,” a hybrid eBook of short fiction and poetry.  Her third e-book, That Fifth Element, will be published by Soma Publishing in late September. 

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