Below the Surface

Photo by Belle Co on
The turtle that swam to the shore, 
takes me on his back, 
to the bottom of the sea...

my father is there, my mother is there
they are young and in love 
somersaulting in the waters
i join them in their play

our hands interlock 
we form a circle
round and round we go 
gulping in the liquid of life
in our new found forms
we resolve what we couldn't on earth

               deep into 
               a fathomless bottom
               heaven is discovered

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.

5 thoughts on “Below the Surface

  1. Yes, my mom and dad finally happy. They divorced when I was 11 o12 can’t remember. Dad got custody of me and mom died regretful so this haibun is a happy ending. The turtle is from a classical Japanese Ghost story. I took the scary parts out lol.


  2. Hi Genie,

    I find this writing intriguing!

    I lost both my parents and other relatives. I miss and remember them but, I don’t see a reunion with anyone who has passed away.

    Yours truly,

    Robin Wind-Faillace


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