Day 82 – the futility of future plans

Saturday, November 21, 2009
Day 82
5:08 pm – 5:38 pm

the futility of future plans

On some Thursday three decades in to the
future of my grandchild’s, i will ask her to
dig the dirt above my grave and let me out

It will have been a long time since we took
a walk together and I will have to use the
bathroom very badly at that point

She’ll take my hand and guide me towards
her swollen belly and laugh when I call her
too fat since pregnancy didn’t dawn on me

When I ask her what it is like to carry around
a human being for so long she will laugh again
and tease me for being old and having forgotten

I will have to remind her wrinkled forehead
that I am not old, just dead, and my memory
is just fine but I never had any children

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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