Selkie Weaning Young (Redux)

Selkie Weaning young (Redux)
Diana Khoi Nguyen

Finding her hide we trailed
                    finger down then against
     grains of fur thrusting shoulders into its waxy skin.
                This is how she found us 
            the past draped about us like a cloak
hands separating peach halves from a care.
              her form in the sound
a pandan leaf peeking through milk. The only seals in Vietnam:
                                               American men with green faces.

Ms. Diana is the author of the collections Root Fractures, forthcoming 
in 2024 and Ghost of (Omni dawn, 2018), winner of the 2019 Kate
Tufts Discovery Award, among others. She is an assistant professor
at the University of Pittsburgh.   

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