The Opening

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to the morning dove's call
could this be a love song 
for this grey day

I thought 
it was your voice
only the wind
playing tricks on me
are you an enchantress

It was a fledgling
that flew the wrong way
onto our bed
cradled in my flowery hat
we sent it back to the sky

bound to the earth
my feet drag on the ground
space                            sky
freedom                         space
so many questions

imagine being
inside an egg
so little room
it cracks wide open
in the world of wings

mind expanding
growing new pathways
right and left
the body electric
with frequencies of joy

                                      Kathebela Wilson and Genie Nakano, Dec. 25, 2020

Published in the Kokako Tanka Journal, 2021 a tanka response by Kathebela Wilson and Genie Nakano in italics.

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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