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The first thing I notice
you are sprouting wings–
I once had huge flamingo pinks.
I traded them in for dragonfly wings.
They work just as well.

compact, discreet
–under clothes
no one knows
you can fly
anywhere, anytime

is smaller now lighter now
doesn't mean better
dewdrop wings
dewdrop worlds
But do as you please
fly to Texas toot big guns
howdy partner
come along cowboy
ride my bronco

Angel man
keep growing those wings
we'll fly out of here.

Genie Nakano, 2016--revised, August 17, 2021


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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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