this tanka response will be published in November, 2022 in Better than Starbucks on line…check it out. A wonderful on line journal with an array of different styles of poetry and stories. We are proud to be there!
Floating on Air Kampai the only Nihongo I know brings the clang of glasses filling the space while I am spinning on air Genie she waits in the dark while he rushes through crowded alleys patrons praise the chef they consume a fiery feast Dean was it him or the splendor of the night that lured me into his warm embrace a night of pas de deux Genie adrift in the blues a roller coaster of smooth dips syncopated hips shaking until we come loose floating thought the moonlight Dean music fills the air wild moths drawn to the flame out of darkness into the burning light we dance into timelessness Genie
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Oh, I love the back and forth here. Very romantic!