By GENIE NAKANO
blessed, I was born in May the month when my native land blooms
spring unpredictable sun today next day rain let’s walk the path of spring
ahhh, sweet rose your fragrance makes me dizzy as you catch me on the path
crickets thrum nights perfumed with jasmine my bucket list… to die in spring while a full moon shines
Genie Nakano is widely published in journals, and her recent books, Enter the Stream and Storyteller are available on Amazon. She teaches gentle yoga and tanka at the Japanese Cultural Center in Gardena. Genie can be reached by email.