Genetics Lesson

Genetics Lesson

LLyn De Danaan June 2017

For Family

They pile on

To greet

Like puppies

Warm and smooth, some soothing brown  or honey tinged

They touch or brush

So hair or finger tips can meet

And each one’s face familiar as my lips and nose

And sweet embrace.

And not those hugs that dare not touch

With hips arched back

And leaning in from yards away.


Full bodied, fool proof hugs that linger

So that cells can jump from skin to skin.

“We are showered everyday with gifts.”

Robin Wall Kimmerer

About Llyn De Danaan

LLyn De Danaan is an anthropologist and author. She writes fiction and nonfiction. Katie Gale: A Coast Salish Woman's Life on Oyster Bay was published by the University of Nebraska Press. She is currently a speaker for Humanities Washington.
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