Day 111 – for O

Sunday, December 20, 2009
Day 111
11:22 pm – 11:46 pm

for O

you didn’t fly to Boston for no reason
you definitely are not there due to
or your new job
or the bad economy here

(you know why you are there)

if not for the breath
you will hold as you
step off the plane

then for the breath
your father will take in as
you walk through the door

if not for the minutes
you are strong enough to be
there while wishing for relief

then for the hours
your mother relishes in while
you track her cognizance

you are there
for her eyes in need
of your guardianship

you are there for
his hands quietly
thanking your work ethic

you are there for your own offerings

let your regard reflect on them
and bounce back to bathe you
in the glow of your own warmth

you are their light today

traci kato-kiriyama

(for O)


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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