Day 4 – Not A Day

Friday, September 4, 2009

4:38 pm – 5:38 pm

not a day

not one

there it was

a certainty

welcome anew

and there

away the body goes

far from form, fodder, fancy

lifted from a malignancy of life

and then gone forever

bringing us close to fear the thought of

losing the key to a locked box

yet in a flash it arrives

at the open door of the freezer,

the soiled pillow still laying in the office,

the orange strands strewn through an old pocket

ever present and pure as your being

an absence fuses with a broad, sustained thud

it is not the remembrance

it is the approach, unannounced

beyond loss is spirit

that does not distinguish with time

so be it

and thank goodness

what was i thinking

how could i ever forget

there is no closure

between us

there need be

no promises made

you left but you return


this much is


not much time at all

goes by

not a day

not one

traci kato-kiriyama


About traciakemi

traci akemi kato-kiriyama - inter/multi-disciplinary theatre/performance artist, arts educator, cultural worker, community organizer. Tuesday Night Project; theatre, performance, writing, and teaching projects with many organizations and artists including: zero 3; Edge of The World for Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia and the National Asian American Theatre Festival in New York; "PULL" with Kennedy Kabasares in San Francisco; Nobuko Miyamoto and Great Leap Collaboratory I; TeAda; NCRR; Oymun's 11. Playwright for "Chasing Dad - a performance of a reading about a play i'm writing" presented by Inside the Ford for the Ford's Summer Playwright series. View all posts by traciakemi

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