The Lugworms’ Lament

Foam of sun-sparkled morning tide silvers sea-side beachcombers’ treasures: wave-whipped windswept strands strewn with jettisoned jewels, jelly encrusted with shell grit and grains of sand. Brackish bladderwrack, entangled like rubber bands, vesicles gasping, protuberant thyroid glands, flutter flirty flimsy fronds, release gametes in a dioecious dance of fertilisation. All the while we humble lugworms, the […]

Wish in a Box

Cardboard box, Small and silver-grey, Base and lid, Ribbon-tied In burgundy – when shaken, There’s a rattle from inside. Held within, A globule of glass, Cold to touch, Copperish, Farewell gift from a pupil: An inscribed talisman wish. © Kim M. Russell, 2016 My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Tale Weaver # 88 Talisman, October 6, 2016 Today […]