Shedding Seven Tears into a Hopeful Sea

(Selkie Waiting)

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She
knows her own salt,
formed of the souls of water
-y graves; plays
with her children
in the waves, casts
her spell on a lonely
moon.

She’ll seal
this night
with a brackish
kiss; just a
lost girl, breath
caught fast be
-tween
lung
and gills.

 

 

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Cool word list from my Shawna.
Who knew there were other fantastical creatures in the sea besides mermaids?

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4 Responses to Shedding Seven Tears into a Hopeful Sea

  1. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    GOOD JOB!

  2. I like the fact that there are male selkies! To save all the women with those fishermen husbands who never come home!
    “brackish kiss” – love that image.
    This reminds me of you — always longing for the water 🙂

  3. Marie Elena says:

    So lovely! And only you would think to pen of “brackish kiss.” Love it! Love you!

  4. This is beautiful – breathes of the deep and I agree with the above comments, too!

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