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Happy Birthday Hubby

written by: Genie Nakano



a whisper
in my dreams
a melody
I can’t stop singing
you’re with me all the time

we make our way
I’m the butterfly
and you’re the sky
a light in the night

it’s so easy
with you around
I don’t always
let you know it, only you
can see right through me

only you
know all my secrets
not easy being
here with me when I’m
acting something else

I know I’ve made a few
but I’m only human” *
the rain that falls today
are all my tears of joy


 * Oh, Baby Baby - Smokey Robinson

Genie Nakano

Genie Nakano

Writing tanka is my passion, joy, therapy and confession. My tanka appear in the Rafu Shimpo, a Japanese American International Journal and many Tanka Journals. Currently I teach Yoga and Zumba at the Japanese Cultural Center in Gardena and have a website: GenieNakano.
Genie Nakano

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