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Are seashells skin? Try reading today’s poem fast aloud, I dare you.

Themes which I keep thinking – how much do we need because we are too vulnerable for the Earth (shoes, houses, warming systems, electricity – and do we need them or are they luxuries we have learned to accept as part of daily life to such extent we couldn’t do without), how much our defenses – both mental and physial – take up resources and keep us from ourselves and how we all should take a habit of walking barefoot every now and then and let it affect us.

I am often scared of the impact I have on the world, even birds fly away from my existence. Yet still it seems to be a thing which is we just accept and keep stomping around like – pardon, elephants – we were elephants in a porcelain store.

So is your skin a seashell, is it strong enough?


Published by jennitiera

I'm a playwright & poet from Finland and in love with Ireland. My work is often beautiful and disturbing, and some of the writers I've been compared to are Suzan-Lori Parks, Sarah Kane, Virginia Woolf - to name the three I'm most aspiring to reach while learning more about how words, rhythms, sentences, ideas, embodiments and wilderness tie together as works of literature.

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