Natural Jazz

My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Wordle Special Addition Sound “August 1st, 2016”


In the humidity

of a hot damp summer,

strident weeds whoosh and rustle

as they explode

through pavements

scratching as they hustle and bustle

in dusty verges and vacant

parking lots.

Percussive and floridly flagrant,

rusty dock leaves

clash with crackling nettles,


in the hedgerow,

in amongst the willowherb,

popping pink, all aglow

and buzzing with bees,

and bindweed

opening its sonorous white trumpets

with a thready pulse.


grey clouds deafen

with their gurgle,

washboard skiffled

by the whistle

of the wind

in a noisy nocturne.


© Kim M. Russell, 2016

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