Day 180 – delirium on the playground

Saturday, February 27, 2010
Day 180
7:50 pm – 8:45 pm

delirium on the playground

there was utter delight in the childrens’ eyes
fascination

as they coaxed groups of passersby to turn
around

and upon each turn i saw the signal plain as the
day,

it was when the children lit up with what was to
come

a stream of bullets out of nowhere to pierce the
people

and the children cheered as blood flew toward the
afternoon

and although it was a nightmare i had to acknowledge
i

have seen that look before in parks, parking lots, and
sidewalks

when blood stretches toward the unknown to reveal
life

and the death we never discuss is apparent or even
imminent

it is reflected in the pupils of all who can not bear to look
away

the part in all of us that would rather watch then turn
around

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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