The Selkie's Children

Deborah Kolodji

The trunk
my brother found
was small, leather and old.
Dry as a bone, it smelled of sea,
of brine.

Salt tears
flooded the room
when we showed her the skin...
it was the last time we saw our

Deborah P Kolodji is the president of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, a member of the Haiku Society of America, and the editor of Amaze: The Cinquain Journal. She has published four chapbooks of poetry and over 850 poems in various journals, magazines, and webzines. Her recent interview in the Poet's Cafe on KPFK can be heard here. A native Southern Californian, her favorite weather is sunny.

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