Day 104 – mist

Sunday, December 13, 2009
Day 104
6:52 pm – 7:33 pm


weary eyes climb
through the inner
sides of the
telephone wire
dangling by the
nightstand at the
side of her sleepless

their relation ship
has docked outside
the foggy little
window of his house
this home they tried
to build in both
earnest and
over so many
spools of yarn
and pricked

if she is to rise
from the bed at all
she would like not
to pass over the
cold plates of the
kitchen floor

she’d rather step
on herself today
for her memory
hearkens to her
back, made of
rubber and with
a good amount of

he left for work
but his worn ropes
tether her still to
the old deck and
though she knows
she should leave
it feels easier
to dangle to

she’d rather call
to one more day
underneath the
good old
where she is well
acquainted with
the appointments
of her room
the pills on
the comforter,
the lint caught
in her sweater,
her stacked heart
stuffed into the



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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