Photo by Genie Nakano
Photo by Genie Nakano

By Genie Nakano

afraid of heights
I love to fly in dreams
above the earth
all so far away
everything is clear

making love, flying
are common themes
in my nighttime dreams
both of which
escape my daily life

even in my dreams
flight is not easy
my arms beat the air
and heavy legs drag
until the mist lifts*

over French villages
I fly…
flanked by two young men
it’s so easy in this dream
of course I lead the way

genie nakanoGenie 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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