The Covid Snake

Loretta*died this morning, 12:30 AMthe seventh 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 Snake”

Sweet Mochi *

Nori *wrapped aroundsteaming ricewanting it to be me and you so far awayin your solitary thoughtscome herelet’s make sweet mochi together take a bitefulfill your desiresbefore it gets coldno time to waste let usbreakfast the sundrip honeyfrom the moontaste life endlessly Genie Nakano,originally published in International Tanka, Tokyo Japan, editor Aya Yuki Mochi: Pounded riceContinue reading “Sweet Mochi *”

Fog~~Revised

United States is having a rough time right now. I’m having a hard time writing–things don’t flow. Sometimes I feel good about our state — a change had to be– but other times I’m horrified. Here’s me trying to write…. Final Draft….. Fog in the night obscures climb aboard trust the sun daylight soon GenieContinue reading “Fog~~Revised”

To be continued…

Over and oversearching seekingnot sureif there is an answerto a lost poemAll my godsare falling downdustis blowing everywherethe sun is burning gasTime drips byone after the otherforgettingwhat day or night it iswhen does eternity endJust ashope was buddinga zombie plague transformedinto an “other”No/ this can’t be trueif fake news is a truthmake this all unrealContinue reading “To be continued…”

Sur-reality

We travelto a foreign landbackpacks onlyspoon to keep warmwhisper in empty rooms shake the room’til the walls spin aroundand cookie crumbs falloff the bedinto our hungry mouths surreal dreamsturn real as clocks meltfrom Dali’s treestime turnsinto timelessness our breath heats the room a tropical breeze blows in from the south fragrant with plumeria even thoughContinue reading “Sur-reality”