Day 74 – talking faces

Friday, November 13, 2009
Day 74
7:05 pm – 7:55 pm

talking faces

It pains me to think
I will waste ink to write out their names
and spend precious time in deep thought
about right wing champions, but

We are fascinated by the talking faces
who grace our television screens
every night,
especially those who infuriate us

They are fodder and much
further, they demonstrate against
articulations from the best of us
forcing us to remain steadfast on our toes

At the risk of madness
we must actually beg them for more
of their callously absurd theories
If not beg, we can at least usher them in

How else would we
begin to understand
as well as we do

In the growth
of this country
their worst begs
the better of us

Their salacious and free flow
keeps us in tune with the pulse
of the peer groups who hire and
cheer them on in convention

For the portal they keep open,
the birds eye view we procure
upon those who love them
with their every weighty word

And who cares to hear
about the ones who claim
to follow and learn from them?
I care less

More so,
I am riveted, completely aghast
at every musing on whomever may
claim their training

The ones who taught the
frivolously fearless talking faces
The ones who have advanced them
Who mentor, produce, contract them

Who influenced Michelle Malkin?
Who mentored Ann Coulter?
Whose guidance provided for Sarah Palin?
Can we even imagine who raised Carrie Prejean?

I roll my eyes
and keep watching
their every move
the characters that they are

and i need them
not for motivation as much as for
the wicked window display of what raises
at least some portion of our country even still today

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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