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

Invisible Umbilical

written by: Kim M. Russell



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.

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