Invisible Umbilical, a poem by Kim M. Russell at Spillwords.com
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Invisible Umbilical

Invisible Umbilical

written by: Kim M. Russell

@kim88110

 

The unborn sleep and wake
to their mothers’ heartbeats
with flares of dawns and sunsets.

Expectant with gentle curves,
fields are still blotched with snow,
while limp and drowsy meadows

transform into the smoky green
of seeding grasses and flowers,
patches of shifting light and colours

bound together by an invisible umbilical,
dewy cobwebs and the hum of early bees –
there are no gaps in nature’s family tree.

Kim M. Russell

Kim M. Russell

Kim M. Russell has been writing since she was a schoolgirl but only started posting and submitting to competitions and anthologies when she retired from teaching in 2014. She posts mainly poetry on her WordPress blog, writing in north norfolk, and is a host of the international website dVerse Poets Pub. Her poems have been published on-line on Visual Verse, Carpe Diem and Pure Haiku, as well as in the following printed anthologies: Poetry Rivals and Love's Labyrinth (Forward Press), Afflatus Magazine, River Writes (Bure Navigation Conservation Trust), the Emma Press Anthology of Aunts and the Peeking Cat Anthology 2017, as well as a piece of flash fiction in Flash, I love you!, published by Paper Swans Press.
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