When a seamstress loses the thread,
she becomes thorny: stitches
tighten in her gut and snakes breed
in her very soul, notwithstanding itches
in her fingers from tiny hollow hairs,
steeped in a poison that bewitches
and catches her unawares.
All fingers and thumbs,
and nettled by unforeseen hitches,
she waits for serenity and calm.
Kim M. Russell, 6th September 2019
For this weekend’s art collaboration, Kerry has introduced Cat Schappach, an illustrator in mixed media. Kerry says she is a marvel of dark surrealism, and I agree. Cat has given permission for us to use her piece entitled ‘Seamstress’. I have chosen to write an ekphrastic Flash 55.