Day 142 – Lost & Found in J-Town

Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Day 142
8:45pm – 9:25pm

Lost & Found in J-Town

An elderly Japanese man
Walking up and
Down the old
Blocks of Little Tokyo
Draped himself with
An american flag
Barely covering
The large portrait
Of Jesus over his belly
Slung by a rope
Around his neck
Crowned himself
In sweat by walking
For hours on end

Everyone thought he
Was crazy
But no one knew
He was muttering
In spanish
And a little japanese

At one point he
Could imagine
Solace
If he were returned
To his family in
Peru or even
Placed in Japan
But since neither
Were an option
He went ahead and
Lost his sense

tkk

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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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