the train lost speed
and just plain stopped
no brakes needed
natural as the green grass
on the other side of the fence

the cow
jumped over a cheesy moon
spilled milk everywhere
started dodging silver bullets

deep in the forest
things settle into a snooze
while cities blare
a new kind of music
you’ve got to hear it…

no, I can’t explain
nor dance it either
you just have to be here
feel the new formed rhythm
with a universal beat

can’t stream or dream it
has to be in real time
right now, right now
step right up…
and let a new world sing

clickity clack
the train picks up the beat
just like that
the train
is back on track

genie nakanoGenie Nakano is widely published in journals, and her recent books, Enter the Stream and Storyteller are available on Amazon. She teaches gentle yoga and tanka at the Japanese Cultural Center in Gardena. Genie can be reached by email.

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