Day 106 – cards

Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Day 106
12:38am – 1:15 am


There was a point in the evening where everyone would look down
and wonder where their chips were

We’d look at each others stacks to notice all of us young people were
losing our money to the old-timers

At a certain point I’d realize my Dad, usually quite the chipper storyteller,
was quietly amassing a mountain before him

He never stacked his chips, he always had a smile, and he loved playing
poker through the night with all of us

My poker game feels empty now, as I can’t believe I never asked him for any
tips, or how it was he approached his play



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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