Rajasthan India, 2010? photo: by Genie Nakano
Rajasthan India

We travel
to a foreign land
backpacks only
spoon to keep warm
whisper in empty rooms

shake the room
’til the walls spin around
and cookie crumbs fall
off the bed
into our hungry mouths

surreal dreams
turn real as clocks melt
from Dali’s trees
time turns
into timelessness

our breath
heats the room
a tropical breeze
blows in from the south
fragrant with plumeria

even though
nothing makes sense
the scene
keeps on rolling

I yearn for an epiphany

I miss
the cry of Marukai*
seaweed in the aisles
sesame seeds saimin
shiso shoyu shiso

a camel
kneels to the ground
offers us a ride
as the sun climbs the sky
across the dunes we fly

Genie Nakano

originally published in Rafu Shimpoo, 2014

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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