By GENIE NAKANO
seasons turn and fold you are young with ideals you must fight serve your country war of the world’s battles on…
there’s nothing I can do you’ve made your decision besides, I’m old enough to be your mother battles are fought by the young
I am here not waiting, but living looking up at clouds there’s hope within a new life born everyday
the young doe smells the scent of hunters it’s only a movie yet I pray for her and can’t stop crying
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.