My response to the dVerse Poets Pub Quadrille 7 – Twist


Stomach knots like ivy



twisted branches of a gnarled tree.

Hands like ropes



twisted fingers of despair.

Hard teeth like stone

gnaw elastic

rubber lips

twisting meaningless moans.

Passion like Eden’s snake


what was true

into paroxysms of insanity.


© Kim M. Russell, 2016



21 thoughts on “Twisted

    1. As I was writing it, I had the words of Joni Mitchells’s song ‘Twisted’ going through my head: ‘My analyst told me that I was right out of my head…and you know two heads are better than one.’


  1. How well your words describe that twisted tree. And congratulations on finding a structure which uses the quadrille form to its fullest potential.

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