Word Rebel

My response to The Secret Keeper’s Weekly Word Prompt #26 – this was a tough one!   Word rebel In haiku forest Clears the way   Word rebel Bans dark confusion Patch of light   In haiku forest Pruning green Foliage   Clears the way To enlightenment Haiku thrives   © Kim M. Russell, 2016    


My response to Carpe Diem #928 Extra-Sensory Perception (and Common Sense) Great Aunt Rose was married to a Romany and learned to read the tea leaves. After her husband died, she lodged in a small room, with a curtain around her bed, like a bed in a gypsy caravan. She had a crystal ball but […]

Kinesthesia of Memories

  My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Wordle #99 She stands at her life’s junction, Kinesthesia in her hand, A heavy suitcase of memories: Frequent beatings, Days when she was famished, Future unknown. Reining in her temerity (Strange luxury – Freedom), she jettisons The past, Exhales her last stale breath, Inhales a fresh one – And […]


I’m hyping myself up for a visit to Mum in the care home today, so I tried escaping to one of my favourite places – the sea.   Under mackerel sky Gulls wheel on buffeting wind Waves smash rocks and reefs With a dull rumbling thunder Making the sulphurous air quiver   Far as eye can see Wrinkled […]