Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Modern Day Selkie


Sometimes, I want to crawl out of my skin, fold it up neatly, and bury it underneath a stack of winter sweaters in the back of my closet. Then I'd walk right out the front door, down the worn steps, into the night, and steal a car. A red corvette, I think. I'd drive and drive until I found someone with a life. Someone who has purpose, and writes books, and attends dinner parties where everyone listens to her every word, because she is important and she moves the world. I'd visit Italy and Spain. In my new skin, I'd sail around the world. And play guitar. And paint with my feet and speak seven different languages, fluently. I'd climb mountains in Tibet and build cities. And when I was done, I'd drive back to our street, climb our worn steps, and dig my skin out from underneath the sweaters, slip it back on, and climb into bed with you, never missing a note.

This piece is my entry for One Stop Poetry.

10 comments:

Diahn said...

Genius. I love everything about this one...

Brian Miller said...

that was pretty frickin brilliant honestly...very cool and the things you chose to experince as well...big smiles.

Shashi said...

what a dream... so interstingly said.. and I liked the imagery of getting out of your own skin... what a nice life...


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Mark said...

Sometimes I feel the same way...but my corvette will be black. Always wanted a black vett.
It's nice that you returned up those worn steps.

Claudia said...

this was really cool...the red corvet...seven languages..i enjoyed the read - the phantasie - the travel - and the ending..
i'd love to speak seven languages as well..but would go for a black porsche...

moondustwriter said...

I love the imagination - a world of possibilities

Great One Shot - sure appreciate having you here this week

hope you have a great weekend

moonie smiles

Dan Kent said...

Wow. Love it.

Linda said...

I read this over and over. Beautiful!

Jingle said...

lovely write...
smart words,

Lisa said...

This is such a delicious fantasy--I wish I could go with you :)