Day 164 – student space; ponzu

Thursday, February 11, 2010
Day 164
2:10 pm – 2:23 pm

student space

she wails
in class
makes a visiting professor
initiate an internal debate
on how far and long this
should be allowed to go on

she needs
a venue
so she takes the opportunity
to make class her open mic
and the other students sit and
stew either in anger or awe

she takes
up space
and suddenly the guest artist
wishes to be a mere observer
and certainly not the therapist
or the jester holding a cane


you always
have a place
at my table
sometimes you
are too tart
for my taste
i wish you were easier
on the palate, sitting
still and pretty
like the sesame sauce



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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