Day 31 – October

Thursday, October 1, 2009
Day 31
1:48 am – 2:11 am


we are waiting for
what I incorrectly name
L.A. winter
I don’t care
I do it anyway

every year
what is fall in this city
is so underneath the radar
I go ahead
and skip it altogether

I await
that day,
that amazingly lovely
morning when
we wake

into the bright
of a blue sky
and a
crystal clear


a crisp
and I don’t care
if we can’t possibly
wake in to

every year
I do
in October
late in the month

I take
my breakfast outside
and all over
all of a sudden
through a deep inhale

a cheek
towards the west wind
closed eyes
and a slight, brisk
chill tapping my nose

the crisp

has me smile
in deep relief,
wide-open, resonant

we are set
for the winter
our L.A. winter
when the sun shines

the breeze
nudges us
toward layering
in anticipation of the
coat closet

it is the promise
of another
beautiful season
that is too dry
but so lovely

so crisp

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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