Quarantine Daydreams

Photo: Genie Nakano, Greece 2015

in the afternoon
no cars on the road
the birds are belting out songs
did they always sing so loud?
even New Delhi's skies
have a clear blue look
this is what happens
in quarantine...

an afternoon fantasy
starts to bubble
where we go back in time
five years is enough
then we all know what we should do
prepare the earth, clean it out
vote Bernie and Liz
so, the congress can progress
and banks give out
a thousand dollars a month
to everyone

then people willingly
give up their guns
all cows become sacred
pigs forbidden to eat
everyone grows
a victory garden
styles start to change
to comfortable 
barefoot and natural
colors tie dyed start to pop

from our gardens
we catch the fruit as it falls
sweet and ready to eat
squeeze the juice
plant new seeds
unroll the day
and harvest the sun

genie nakano, 
          April 27, 2020

Published by genienakano

I love writing--It's my joy, my therapy--my confession. I'm a performer, dancer, yoga and meditation instructor, write a poetry column for Rafu Shimpo. Growth and love of life is a key to my happiness.

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