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there was a tender lily beneath a shaded tree. her face was pure, her roots were deep. she blossomed endlessly. and she was tall as proud as any woman. the honey bees came bumbling to take her juices sweet. they sucked her dry and off would fly, to leave her pale and weak. but nightContinue reading The Tender Lily – Lois E. Linkens
There were things I did not know (could not know). There were words I was yet to write, a still Small voice, yet to claim. ‘Tis life’s greatest thrill, To light an unknown match, and watch it glow. I would do great things. I would swing my feet O’er fences, walls, tall gates toContinue reading There Were Things I Did Not Know – Lois E. Linkens
I had just moved into the big green Room Down the Hall. I missed my walls and floor yet Knowed one must welcome change as Mother’s womb Did welcome life – my toys and things were kept They said in boxes for the little One. I tucked a Tooth below my head that night, TheContinue reading Teeth – Lois E. Linkens
(Kindra) Stay the blade lodged in my back— let the tissue heal and seal the covenant. I am Woman, unrecumbent, and daggers only steel my skin. (Lois) the waters struck the cliff and there i was, chalked upon its rocky face. sharp heavy things chipped like woodpeckers, struck their pointed heads against my crags, but stillContinue reading In Her Element: Lois E. Linkens & Kindra M. Austin
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golden slumbers shimmer over youthful minds on soft pillows. parcels waiting, the light of morning is anticipated with short breaths and restless bodies, a far-off red ribbon at the end of a grassy track. and still, not a thought is given to those for whom the night is simply…
Originally posted by the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective should i burn for you? sacrifice myself for you? leave behind my friends for you, become something i’m not for you? eat away my heart for you, wrap my soul in cloth for you, be a real woman too, a real woman, through and through. should iContinue reading minotaur – lois e. linkens