Night Walkers

at night walking my dog a towering shadow looms over me my heart beats against my ribs the shadow grows darker, bigger, voluminous I will fight I will die fighting!!! I TURN— to see my shadow. Genie Nakano, 3 months ago The Daily News Asians attacked and brutally beaten New York — California–all over ourContinue reading “Night Walkers”

A Message~~ poem for my father

my fatherplayed pianomelodieswanderedbut he was steady my fatherwas too shy to dancemeI love to dancethe gates of heaven open time wears down the cushion a sitar drones as pulse gets weaker and feet can’t keep a beat my father does this sadden you as you recall the earthly pains before our final steps my fatherContinue reading “A Message~~ poem for my father”

one compassionate word~~

Thich Nhat Hanh One compassionate word, action or thought can reduce another person’s suffering and bring him joy. One word can give comfort and confidence, destroy doubt, help someone avoid a mistake, reconcile a conflict, or open the door to liberation.With compassion in our heart, every thought, word, and deed can bring about a miracle.Continue reading “one compassionate word~~”

The Covid Serpent

Loretta*died this morning, 12:30 AMthe ninth of my friendswho died this yearthe Covid snake is gaining ground I look back and see fangs dripping with fresh blood. Stay away from me you evil monster–yet it keeps sliding rippling faster on the ground. I want to live and so did they. “Aren’t you satisfied. Haven’t youContinue reading “The Covid Serpent”

Acting…Reacting~~ a free verse meditation

Acting ~~ Reacting….. forgive me for my actions. A willow of a wisp came out today to play and make up for the way… I’ve been acting … reacting The rain and the breath of a death wants to say… Forgive me for my actions They are ignorant And know not what they do SparkedContinue reading “Acting…Reacting~~ a free verse meditation”