Jayme Russell

Fabrication of PINK Microhabitats


this grotesquely savage theatre
paints seams like bloodstains
raw smell full lips wildlife art
PINK plastic animals gliding through
PINK plastic waves PINK plastic wunder—
mimicry transforms the real into replica
a nature preserved PINK plastic butterfly
veins distorted secondary wings
plastic foliage articulated anatomical
covered in polyester fur



Jayme Russell is the author of two chapbooks: PINKification (Dancing Girl Press, 2017) and PINKpoems (forthcoming Adjunct Press, 2017). Her writing can also be found in Black Warrior Review, Diagram, Fairy Tale Review, and elsewhere. She received her M.A. in Poetry from Ohio University and her MFA in Poetry from The University of Notre Dame.