Frances H. Kakugawa
Hawai‘i Herald Columnist

Omoiyari . . . Think of others first and good karma will return to you. — Frances H. Kakugawa


It was a time of innocence . . .

Sitting on beds in college dorms,

Questioning, not the nature of our universe

Or that of mankind. They were questions

Not yet found in college texts.

“What kind of car do you want

Your next boyfriend to drive?”

“A sports car,” I said. “Preferably red.”

“A truck,” said someone born in Michigan.

“How about children?”

And we sat naming our children

Without chromosomes and half their DNA.

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