Day 40 – you, sun

Saturday, October 10, 2009
Day 40
12:40 am – 1:40 am

you, sun

he was a bird
who sang a high pitched song
and loved to dance in the blinding light

you beamed a happy,
smug set of rays and for a time
your arrogance was a rudimentary joke between us

when the bird could not dance
i thought it a fine idea to pay attention
you claimed it ridiculous to play a bigger part

when the bird stopped singing
i wanted to find a place to prance around in mud
you pronounced it was as good as sleeping face down in sand

when the bird died
i needed a place to water a grave
and you positioned me toward the desert

you,
by far,
are the coldest sun
i have ever held in my arms

traci kato-kiriyama

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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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