white cane tapping
he wants to cross the street
he is blind
so I stare shamelessly into his eyes
we are the same height
his blue eyes and my brown eyes
meet perfectly
“Can I help you?” I ask
He answers with a happy “ yes”
his arm through mine
we cross Olympic Blvd.
We part and never meet again.

molten sunset
I   f a n t a s i z e
a longer story…

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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