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written by: Genie Nakano



White cane tapping

He wants to cross the street

He is blind

so I stare shamelessly into his eyes

We are the same height

his blue eyes and my brown eyes

meet  perfectly

“Can I help you”?, I ask

He answers with a happy, “yes”

His arm through mine

We cross Olympic Blvd.

We part and never meet again.

molten sunset
I   f a n t a s I z e
a  longer story…

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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