My response to dVerse Poets Pub Quadrille #6 – Shimmer


The ice queen stared at her frozen looking-glass heart



its patina of ice


in brittle fragility

waiting for the crack of an unfaithful fist

the slow-motion shimmy and shatter of smithereens

a flurry of pulverised promises

each fragment


his face


© Kim M. Russell, 2016


Photo: Victoria Slotto


17 thoughts on “Fragile

    1. I love taking part in these prompts and challenges. The problem is I have to take a break to continue revising my novel and then in May for my daughter’s wedding.


  1. No doubt. underlying those ice queens, we will discover stories of pain. So glad you joined us. Enjoy your break–the wedding and the novel. It is such an accomplishment to write “The End.” But then there is editing. And editing. And….Lots of luck Kim and let us know how it goes. If you need a break perhaps you will stop by for a prompt now and again.

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    1. Thanks, Victoria. I will continue to drop by, possibly use the prompts as a warm up and will post when I can. I really enjoy the dVerse community and the way everyone appreciates and supports each other.

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  2. Damn, this is really good.

    “waiting for the crack of an unfaithful fist” … This says it all. Always be expecting it; it lessens the impact of the blow.

    Wow. This kind of guts me, like you just dissected me. Well done.

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