In Their Skin


Photo: Keith Luke on Unsplash


Eons had passed

Since when they had

Their skins


By man.


They learned to love

The life they had

Yet dreams

Cried hope



Till secrets told

By men at night

Got heard

And sang



And off they went

The selkie all

Safe in

Their skin,




For the dVerse poetry challenge: Selkie



23 thoughts on “In Their Skin

    • Thank you, Bill.
      I remember hearing the story about the selkies from a family member of a friend of mine, whose family came from Ireland after the first world war. “The none of us would harm a seal” she’d added. Then the movie “The Secret of Roan Inish” came out and felt like a gift about the same. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • The selkies are more seal than human, I’m told. So … perhaps fitting … AND if I were prohibited from being a part of myself for a long time, it is certainly the part I’d want to be most … once I can. So there’s that, too, in every one of us to a degree, I’d think. ๐Ÿ™‚


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