Melting in my kitchen…Free verse…

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Melting in my kitchen…

I watch

I listen

to the rain

as it falls from sky to earth

creating songs

only gods can sing

I am one with them today

tapping my feet

dancing to the beat

can we hear some thunder

oh, thank you, Zora

rolling across clouds

as lightening

cracks the sky

these parched lands

soak them into bliss

balance the earth with your kiss

stream the streets clean so they gleam

make a paradise lost

come alive again

alas, this is a story

based on my imagination

for its summer

and hot as hell

the ice cubes

are melting in my kitchen

summer calls

for laziness

and easy living

watching the breeze

as it plays in the trees

I’m skipping ahead

to my favorite season

when I met you in the wind?

let’s remember that time,

move into a conditioned room

say it soft and sweet

take it nice and easy

don’t over work

in this summer heat

a bottle of water will do

drink it down

soothe your mind

run through sprinklers

Summer’s here

Genie Nakano August 8, 2019, published in WordPress: July 25, 2021

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.

3 thoughts on “Melting in my kitchen…Free verse…

  1. You’re welcome! It’s very freeing when the writing flows and you don’t have to think consciously about it. I would love to read more of your experiments!


  2. Joy your comment brings Joy! and inspires me to write more freeverse–something I rarely do anymore. Melting was done with automatic writing or subconscious writing–I’m not sure of the definition of this style?? I will experiment more! I appreciate your poetry Joy.Thank you.


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