Day 176 – ye olde D.A.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Day 176
12:30 am – 1:11 am

ye olde D.A.

a wee
old hermit
crawled out
from underneath
the webs
attaching
his quilt to the
floorboards

creak crackle
creak

sneaking out to
take a look at
everyone
in the room!

my oh my
what have we
here!

a bow-legged
monster
hobbled
toward the
table
with his
rusty, dusty
briefcase

so it is
and so he goes

hewn arguments
for the sake
of old coats
and culottes
ripping
at the seams
as the gallery
sighed

no! no! no!
he cried

arguments
for the sake
of
the breeze
underneath
my sleeves
and the
snot of
my sneezes
and the
fact that
you should be
pleased
with my
odor
and my
crusty
creases!

ha ha ha
he laughed

sit there
and take it

and
somehow
he
held down
the gavel
while
making us
watch him
all the way
to the day’s
very end

and order
was
the enemy

and insight
was
nonsense

and justice
was
no deal

and time
was
his friend

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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