Aliso Villager ~~a haibun & Cherita

under Aztec skiesa California sushi rollrocks I was born in Boyle Heights, California, Aliso Village Housing Projects. Aliso Village: 1942 – demolished in 1999 one of the most impoverished areas of Los Angeles – and considered one of the last remaining slums. Wikipedia (shrugs shoulders) We didn’t have computers and couldn’t afford a television. SoContinue reading “Aliso Villager ~~a haibun & Cherita”

A Valentine dance

re-blogging for today — Valentines day February 14, 2023 I have a dream where no secrets lie between us intimacy our perfume laughter is our music love our key of C in the glow of moon light we forever tango Eternity or hill top view with rolling fields of memories the grapes of wrath haveContinue reading “A Valentine dance”

2 valentine poems

number 1 i search for a songto partner with for our dancemultilayered rhythm’s ignite fast smooth foot workminor chords the wind i hear the music of a seven forty-seven-8 jetwings slice skyas my toes tap salsaOrchestra de La Luz* at last, the songI choose for me and yourhythms dripwith slow sensualityarms spread in Mariposa someday,we’llContinue reading “2 valentine poems”

Floating on Air~~a tanka response with Genie Nakano and Dean Okamura

Originally posted on Genie Nakano:
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…