Day 60 – Butterfly Child – 2

Friday, October 30, 2009
Day 60
3:48 am – 5:00 am

Butterfly Child – 2

Chinatsu held her gaze through a window framed by clouds that lowered
themselves all the way down to a hearth where she wondered of her friend

Did Chouko go and where, and if she did, did she fly,
and if she did fly, did she really fly a distance, any
distance of any magnitude at all to call it sufficient?

Oh, I must not worry, Chinatsu reasoned.
There was, after all, the day ahead
and she had the Time Flies to keep in mind
and the Morning Buttons to tend to

How on this earths surface did so much
mount itself onto this dear plate of hers today?
When did the Busy Bee begin beckoning
so dearly clearly eagerly for her skill
This foreseeable aptitude of word that she delights in anyway?

Well, I must write a story, Chinatsu realized.
The Coming Together as clear as the pang
of lone loneliness, this bustling anxiousness, and
why she is so scared for another, and what responsibility she did gather
Thinking the happiness of a friend depended on the depth of her suggestions?
She knew it must be penned until what she pens is conspicuous

Just then…it dawned. All this time, did she want Chouko to fly just to fit in
to the Fit of her Means, and the means to her End?
Chinatsu assumed hers was the flight pattern to be reckoned
by one, if not everyone, who could see themselves somewhere ahead,
approaching knowingly the Unknown with courage no one would Really Know.
Of course Chouko didn’t know! No one was ahead! What-kind-of-friend-am-I
entered Chinatsu’s head as she began to understand. What kind of friend?!..Just then..


The window opened. Chouko was there.

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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