hail rattles windows under the door a draught blows cats share body heat Kim M. Russell, 2017 My thirteenth response to Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017: Life is Beautiful I was tidying up the images on my laptop this week when I found this photograph of Luna and her mother, Tosca, who was killed in […]
I open eyes to Mojo, a bundle of shadows pressed against my chest, purring and kneading me awake, and patting my face with sharp little paws. Through the open window drift Luna’s meows, her triumphant declaration of a corpse at the backdoor, usually a half-chewed, dawn-grey mouse. Green jewels observe me as I slide off […]
There’s a purr in my ear the moment she hears me stir. She pats my face with an impertinent paw – I know I have ten minutes more until I’m wide awake, but she insists. She licks my ear, kneads my hair until I roll off the mattress edge, push feet into slippers and go […]
curled up in my lap rumble of contented purr touch of silky fur © Kim M. Russell, 2016 My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille October 5th 2016 your pet Chèvrefeuille has challenged us to create a haiku about our pets.
Craving warmth Of fine feline fur, Amber eyes, Heart-shaped nose; Skittish kitten or cool cat Purring in my lap. © Kim M. Russell, 2016 My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Friday Night Music Prompt #58: Constant Craving by kd lang Our host, a darkened house, wants to know about our constant cravings.
My response to dVerse Poets Pub’s Haibun Monday #15 All Things Quotidian Toni has challenged us to think about everyday occurrences and write about them in a compact, haibun of one paragraph with one haiku at the end. The haiku must be 5-7-5 or short-long-short and must be about nature, tying the everyday things all together. […]
My husband found her body in the road this morning on his way to work. You were my soul companion Throughout the day, With your burnished fur That changed from brown to grey, Your feline smile and gentle breathy purr. I shall miss your dainty body Perched on my shoulder Or curled up in […]