Ghosting

Gnats perform a ghostly slow gavotte, gathering like clouds in shafts of light, weaving, willowing wisps of curling smoke, drifting upwards and into the night: gathering, merging and dissipating, solemnly they join the twilight dance, fickle vampires flirting, mating, malign miasma of the Renaissance. Kim M. Russell, 2017 A swarm of gnats. Photograph: Martin Siepmann/Alamy […]

Adorable

They named you Casper, friendly little ghost discovered off the Hawaiian coast, hula dancing and egg laying among the stems of dead sponges manganese-anchored to the muddy ocean floor, which you colonise and clean, digging among minerals. How could you know how valuable and dangerous your high-tech metal farm could be, so remarkably deep under […]

Grandmother’s Ghost

My response to Carpe Diem Special #208 Sara McNulty’s 4th “fantasy” shadorma   cloud of scent old music hall song fused as one memory grandmother’s hands and warm smile cooling my fever   sweet reminders of a happy past a present a future with grandchildren of my own cooling other brows   © Kim M. Russell, 2016 […]

This is a ghost of a poem

Sovereign Ghost In a world without imagination The ghost is king Or queen Dwindled To a single breath of air Humming somnolent songs Summoning nightly convocations Whispering in sunken voices Regal burglar of sleep Guardian of an empty Book of moonlight Sweating for inspiration Found on http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/File:Henry_Fuseli-_Hamlet_and_his_fathers_Ghost.JPG