selkie |noun a mythical creature that resembles a seal in the water but assumes human form on land. The folk-tales frequently revolve around female selkies being coerced into relationships with humans by someone stealing and hiding their sealskin. “Magic Words” In the very earliest time, when both people and animals lived on earth, a person could become an animal if he wanted to and an animal … Continue reading swimming with a selkie.
I long ago moved on
deeper into the heart of the matter
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you are my spring day fresh unexpected and glorious. Continue reading poetry | spring day
after 38 years one would expect to know that love doesn’t come easily. and it hasn’t. searching in the night endless heartaches aching homesickness. nothing is easy but this. to sit by your side to love you completely to trust in your heart never again lonely even when i am alone. Continue reading poetry | never again lonely.
Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you…it means that you do not treat your body as a commodity with which to purchase superficial intimacy or economic security; for our bodies to be treated as objects, our minds are in mortal danger. It means insisting that those to whom you give your friendship and love are able … Continue reading I have an inward treasure…
dream a little dream. delicious. sweet. poignant. adventurous. terrorizing. soft slumber. drift away wake up before the end sift inky blackness single star in the dark night Continue reading dream eater.
I don’t want my parents to be right about me. I hate it when my dad is right about me. because he’s never right in the right way. he’s always right because I’m wrong sort of way. so frustrating to fight so hard against him, myself, only to be proved wrong. by myself. and if he’s right about this, am I wrong about everything? am … Continue reading two rights make everything wrong.
like water I search endlessly for you like fire my blazing heart like earth you are certain like air you surround me Continue reading poetry | elemental love
oh, selkie self. stacks of calendar days marked off searching through darkness in the midst of madness. wandering dirty streets opening the wrong doors heart breaking a million times over simply to find I have been hungry for myself most of all. eyes searching for clear shimmering true reflection. eye of the storm wreck me summon wreckage from ancient maritime yesterday tomorrow sanctify me through … Continue reading poetry | selkie self.
My husband came into my room last night and sat on the end of my bed. He went dancing at a little Texas honky-tonk and took a woman out for coffee afterward. We laughed about awkward questions they discussed. I looked at his beautiful lips and strong forearms and remembered dancing with him for the first time, almost fourteen years ago. They both grew up … Continue reading three little words.