Nibbling the Edge of Summer

I’m a grey squirrel, loveable in my autumn frenzy, gathering sustenance for the coming season. You are content to observe me scampering in gardens and parks, flying from branch to branch, leaping from path to bench, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. You laugh as a scurry of clouds devours the sky, grey squirrels nibbling the azure until […]


deadly corncockle flashing among stalks of corn a rare magenta wild beauty in the garden spikes bitter bread of harvest Kim M. Russell, 30th August 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1736 Corncockle (Agrostemma githago) In the last episode of this month of wildflowers, today’s flower is the corncockle or Agrostemma githago, a slender pink […]

Autumn Stirring

In the lengthening shadow of summer’s hinterland, leaves are already yellow and their dusty weariness is beginning to show. Counting the days that empty with their falling, tattered and brittle, they know they must go. Kim M. Russell, 29th August 2019 My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Micro Poetry: Fill The Empty Parts […]


In a graveyard of crumbling bones, lichen blemishes untended stones, erases brief life stories of the dead waiting for the world to turn back. Their remains have succumbed to worm and maggot, but their souls still dwell in established heartlands and monuments, splashed with light that shifts with overhanging leaves, are touchstones for the afterlife […]