I chew my apple slowly,
listening to the palinoia of jaws cracking
and teeth grinding over and over again.

I peer through the gall
and wormwood of grime on the window pane
at beech leaves fringed with frigid lace.

A stain of brilliant orange burns my face,
halfway between the curtain
and the dipping sun.

Outside, gulls dive,
cinched by the wind.
I pause, dazzled by the glint of my vintage ring.

Kim M. Russell, 2017


Image from a painting by Sharon Sprung found on Pinterest

My reponse to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Wordle #143 “February 20th, 2017”


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