Awakened by the Thaw

‘To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night’ (Gilbran) A heart stony with winter’s chill,and starved from arteries frozen still,needs gradual and gentle thawthat penetrates the very core.When temperatures start to climbafter months of deepest wintertime,shaking itself with a timid shiver,the heart becomes a singing river. Kim M. […]

Safe in her Pocket

She sees through his bravado, a juvenile planet Earth peeping through Saturn’s halo. His stretched open lips reveal his innermost fears and his soul slips down his cheek. She pulls apart his terrors, soothes his pain and with one look, pockets his heart. Kim M. Russell, 2017 Andi Abdul Halil My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie […]

Heart-seeking Missile

She crossed empty bridges, Climbed buildings And mountainous ridges That were nothing but smoke, Searched in clouds, mist and fog, Holding tightly to the rope Of her romantic hope, A bobbing carnival balloon, A faded yellow harvest moon, Forsaking her art, A missile seeking a heart.   © Kim M. Russell, 2016 Collage created by […]