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Mood Indigo

written by: Genie Nakano



Indigo sky above with a sliver of a crescent moon—-
Aimi can move freely—almost invisible--away from the glaring
daylight where she hears the village wenches
whisper--mosquitoes in her ear. They covet her silk
kimonos and the bounty of combs in her raven hair.
She is Aimi the royal courtesan and yet. . .

Aimi can't wait for her hair to fade, her breasts to drop and
her lips to wrinkle like a dried plum.

She dreams of the days and nights when she stays in her
room and writes, tanka, haiku and prose. She sees and tastes
too much of the world. . .and knows too many secrets.


a silver moth
wings in the night
trapped between
window and screen
fluttering endlessly

Genie Nakano

Genie Nakano

Genie Nakano is a writer, poet and performance artist. She has a weekly poet column in the Rafu Shimpo, an international Japanese and English Newspaper. She is an award winning writer and poet and published in haiku and tanka journals. She has three poetry books available on Amazon. Currently she lives in with her husband and two dogs. She loves teaching Gentle Yoga and Zumba and being with good friends and family.
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