Rabbit Ear Iris

starlit looking glass ripples distort the surface your face an iris Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem’s Crossroads #3 Rabbit Ear Iris In today’s episode of this CDHK special feature, our challenge is to create a haiku by ‘fusing’ the following haiku by Basho: rabbit-ear iris how much it looks like its […]

Cracked Shell

On the paved path under the glossy bay tree, newly fallen from a nest, the jagged crack of half a freckled sky blue eggshell tears a hole in the day like a spring morning chorus of anxious mother birds, beaks open in raucous warning. Kim M. Russell, 2018 My poem for the dVerse Poets Pub […]


The waiting was breath held underwater, the longing was a crushing ocean wave, and the scalpel cut was the sharpness of moonlight at the end of a stormy day. Now his smile carves deep into my ribcage, his fingers worm paths under my skin, and the smell of his head is fresh-baked bread that I […]