Day 11 – On this day…

September 11, 2009
Day 11
1:52 am – 2:52 am

On this day…

On top of Plymouth rocks
she laid
robes of ochre gold

Stretching toward the sun
for forgiveness

Black moons arose in
holiday skies while

tripped the flews of the bloodhounds

And the smoke went to choke all
the children

Generals gorged the pills and
drank crimson

And history raced in
every direction

Come what may come, what may come is
for certain
thrive regardless the season

Giving way to skies lost for their
own constellations

So go the throes of dust woven with a
menacing to
with the minerals of treason

What with hollowed souls their birth
ribbons flowed

What mattered not at all and not one
would be
to follow the darkness with reason

So turning to hide the light magic
of spectacle

Dying once to prepare for gifts to
the swallow

She danced gleefully horrified with prayers
for tomorrow

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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