my name is Skelly
I’ve been told it means “storyteller”
I’ve read it means “student”
but the truth is
it means whatever I decide it means

Skelly could mean greedy
or it could mean generous
it could mean callous
it could mean sensitive
it all depends on how I act

Skelly could mean forgiveness
or it could mean malice
it could mean rage
or it could mean peace
based on what state I embody

my name is Skelly
perhaps I’m a storyteller
I’m certainly a student
but the truth is
I am who I choose to become

it’s my responsibility
to honour this name

© Rylan Skelly, December 2018

Photo by Anna Shvets from Pexels

About the Author: I have a B.A. in Honours Religious Studies from the University of Waterloo and I love all major world religions – Eastern, Western, or in between. I’m genderqueer, and I’m comfortable with male, neutral, and female pronouns. I’m married to my dear wife Lynn, who is the love of my life, my best friend, and my muse. I think far too much, and often have too many ideas to know what to do with. And I am a doing being, just like you!

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