Day 153 – A.A.F. S.O.L. – 3) Signaling

Sunday, January 31, 2010
Day 153
8:39 pm – 9:31 pm

A.A.F. S.O.L. – 3) Signaling

signaling, long ago

from underneath
the mess hall bench
nearest the kitchen door
with a spoonful of mash
and a slice of bologna
in pocket

from the side
of her portable cardboard
stall still in fine shape
despite leaky toilets
and messy children

from the first stalks of the
celery, if only for how
they stood apart from the
strawberries, peppers
and tomatoes

from the northeast
guard tower post at
three hours past curfew
when no man or gun
could deter her from
staring past the peaks
to the hexagon of her
soldier’s ashes above

from the quiet corner
of the dugout with a
frown above two fists
but waiting anyway
and ready

she was



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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