elixir eyes-Lois E. Linkens

she was snowdrops in the midst of summer;

unexpected, meant for another.

i liked to wrap myself inside her.


comely couples, dulcet tones:

who’s talking now? god knows.


she was my panacea

panted, see her – in my pandemonium,

she was quoniam.

she was the talisman

to the haggard man who breathed her in.


she was ebullience, magnificence –

she loved me, once.

she loved with her elixir eyes,

my evanescent prize.


she was lavender and boiling water,

milk and coffee sunsets

over a steamy city,

where the highway blinks in red and yellow,

high-road fireflies

buzzed in her elixir eyes.


ineffable, she bubbled like champagne in the foyer,

in white-gloved hands,

on silver trays.


she was patent leather over marble floors,

red cheeks and chapped lips,

water and wine.


she was fine,

a pearl for a pauper,

a mother for an orphan daughter.


her mind walked a craggy road,

but my boots were in the cobblers.

[Lois describes herself as a “confused english student,” though one quickly finds a polished, charming poet in her work. She has an elegant style that compliments her keen insight and whimsical sensibilities. It is a pleasure to present her work, and we ask you to take a second to look at more of her wonderful work.]





18 thoughts on “elixir eyes-Lois E. Linkens

  1. I know I have expressed this before, but perhaps in a different way, but Lois is an amazing poet. It is has been an amazing experience to watch her develop as a writer. Month in, month out, Lois turns out quality work. And I would like to add that Lois, like Sam, has a keen eye for aesthetics, which I know I spend too much time worrying over. The sky is the limit for Lois. I get caught up in my own shit and don’t pay enough attention to the work of others, but I always read her work, even if I don’t comment. She have been such a blessing for SD.

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