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Rainey Day

written by: Genie Nakano

@genieyogini

 

Rainey Day
listening to raindrops
I’m in another space and time

rain
falling off the rose petals
into the ground
a final burial
for my unborn child

mother, father
together again
sprinkle down
crescent moon smiles
rain   rain   rain

my ten pound
Bodhisattva dog
curled in sleep
body rises and falls
an itch takes over

lover
and I
make love
look ma, no hands
simply a kiss blown

a wish
that sonars
into
my core
cascades

a radar
finding
me
crescendos
rain, rain, rain

I’m a foreigner
looking out the window
the rain
the rain
there is no end.

Genie Nakano

Genie Nakano

Genie Nakano loves to write. She is a journalist for Rafu Shimpo and has written 3 books of tanka and several yoga books. Tanka is a five line short poem originating in Japan over a thousand years ago. Currently she teaches, Tanka, Gentle Yoga and Meditation at the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Center in Gardena, California. She recently moved to Gardena where she lives with her husband and two dogs. She is enjoying her new life.
Genie Nakano

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