I'm not a skin walker,
not in the old way.
Rather I am the skin,
the vessel, a ferry for bodiless beings
showing up on the doorstep of my imagination.
I am the channel--a voice
for the four-footed
for the winged
for the furred
for the finned
for the scaled voices that haunt my dreams.
Solemn spirits hold as much a presence in my inner life…