Light and Air~~a tanka response

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fear waits staccato
my sunken chest rises sharp
the clouded breath wafts
accosted by frigid air
reaching through the cracked window

soft belly
rises and falls
eyes closed
I pay attention
to my connection

timeless tradition
breeding safely within kin
unfettered I fly
my permeable will flows
one with the hidden senses

an empath
hypersensitive skin
yet I remain here
sponge-like absorbing

my delicate touch
raps upon the spectral shield
ethereal lights
guide haunting journeys beyond
parallel and united

no need
for anything more
why go on
let me die here
under your magic spell

Michael Murdoch, a WordPress blogger and Genie Nakano,a wordpress blogger. Together we blog--thank you Michael!!! 2020
Michael is in black and Genie is in purple and italicized.

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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