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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

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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