New Arrival

My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Tale Weaver #63 – Arrival


You fell

into my world

in a lather

of mucus and blood,

tiny and voraciously


latching to me,

a wrinkled alien,

ready to grow into your skin.

You were tethered

by the umbilical cord,

not yet ready

for your first spacewalk;

That came a year later

in an eddy of snow.

I tugged on your wellies

and watched you go,

upright and beaming,

surrounded by ice,

one foot after the other,

your first steps in space.

You grew into your shoes,

became independent,

adventurous and confident,

a traveller to new lands.

Now you prepare

to colonise

your own world

and I wait,


the arrival

of other aliens.


© Kim M. Russell, 2016

New Arrival


6 thoughts on “New Arrival

  1. Ah Kim such a beautiful response to this prompt and a lovely account of birth and growth. Our children did enter the world as little wrinkled aliens didn’t and have grown to be such beautiful characters in themselves. Thanks so much for contributing to this weeks Tale Weaver.

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