Day 55 – Shenandoah

Sunday, October 25, 2009
Day 55
6:38 pm – 7:46 pm

Shenandoah

a river cries for a body floating on its side as the water folds
blood in to its sediment below

waves will roll alongside the wide plains of a town that builds
as it stands still against renewal

as the floods return to town to check the channels for growth,
they will not ask for names or birthplace

they will see the riverbed has washed away nothing old, so the
swelling waters will restore

and away, away the slain bodies will go, bound to float ‘cross
the wide Missouri

(for Luis and Crystal)

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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