Day 145 – porcupine past time

Saturday, January 23, 2010
Day 145
11:00 pm – 11:38 pm

porcupine past time

the top of your
head was
usually short
and spiky
against the palm
of my hand,
i liked
making circles
on it

funny
how a detail
will come
in a moment
of thought on
how little
we see of
each other
these days

amusing
when once
our worlds
were splayed
before each
other,
couldn’t get
enough
of the tip
at your tongue

whether
readying for battle
or the
space in between
my heavy
desire
and the inevitable
satisfaction
ahead

once
we were making
love and
i thought
of porcupines,
thinking they
might be
gentler than
they look

and for
a second
i wondered
if there might
come a time
when i would
not remember
how you feel
with me,
sharp to the
touch
or
softer in
memory

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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