By GENIE NAKANO

Genie Nakano lotus
Photo by Genie Nakano, taken in Sri Lanka near Sirigiri an ancient palace

sweet lotus
rises above muddy water
symbol of purity
dies in clean waters
perhaps I stand a chance

Genie Nakano was born in East Los Angeles. She has an MFA in Dance, and uses movement, music, dance and poetry in her performances. Her recent book Enter the Stream is available on Amazon. Genie can be reached by email.

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