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

as they coaxed groups of passersby to turn

and upon each turn i saw the signal plain as the

it was when the children lit up with what was to

a stream of bullets out of nowhere to pierce the

and the children cheered as blood flew toward the

and although it was a nightmare i had to acknowledge

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

when blood stretches toward the unknown to reveal

and the death we never discuss is apparent or even

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

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



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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