Day 38 – mouth

Thursday, October 8, 2009
Day 38
10:00 pm – 10:42 pm


our mouths do not speak for who we are

let the doing be done
let the letters be written, calls be made,
hands be crushed, relations called to resource,
poetry formed and extended out loud
until our bodies are thrusts on to themselves

let it be said
let onward go forth
with no more words spoken
giving rest to the calculation
and lamenting of debate

let the hunger dictate
let us eat what is dense
and filling the plate in front of us
we are ravenous
now let us wait no more

let me go
let you watch me go forward
and do not believe anything I tell you
it is practically unnecessary to
listen anymore

let my hands speak
let my feet stomp on all who have crossed us
because they are the relentless fools
who have almost fooled us
let my travels run their course

do not let me tell you who I am

you know only who i am to you in certain memory
not theory

let it be said
let it not be said anymore
we are not above
but tired and it is late for
our bodies are awakened
all around us
even they can wait no longer

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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