Pointing to the Moon

A live performance with Joey Kamiya on sansen circa 2015?

Genie Nakano

Once upon a time
I was in a dancer's body
high kicks and splits
on the count of one two three
finger pointing to the moon

tell it like it is
rheumatoid sets in
with carbon steel hips
the cards fall this way
     now     deal

at the airport
my hip replacement
triggers alarms
so much attention
for all the wrong reasons

even in my dreams
flight is not easy
arms bet the air
heavy legs drag
until the silk veil lifts

women 70 +
should wear red
bright bold red
out of the cocoon
wings on a silk veil

20014, revised June 28, 2022

photo of Genie Nakano, by my bestieā€“Rosie Sato

Photo by jasmin chew on Pexels.com

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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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