By GENIE NAKANO
as night takes over the day and crickets start to thrum, she softly whispers shushhhhhhhhhhhhh
as thick trees sigh and a breeze bends all their leaves, again, she whispers shushhhhhhhhhhhh
shushhh turns into a purring cat rolling over on its back a soft light rain… tiptoes across flower tops.
the stars twinkle a lullaby and that rabbit inside the moon snuggles and snorezzz
shushhhh sets all worries out to sea as we drift away in a blanket filled with sweet fulfilling dreams
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.