Day 203 – send in..; milk and butter man

Monday, March 22, 2010
Day 203
12:45 am

send in the clowns

they’re calling ’em to the floor

constituents and
their handy
outdated and
totally unoriginal epithets

but there they are ringing bells
clanging triangles
spitting through kazoos
and plastic whistles

on bachmann
on malkin
on palin
on coulter

red noses
waiting for the beauty queens
lacking beauty

and joy

they feel
no joy
upon their awakening
each morning

thus the parades they lead
each evening, elephants toting
placard pictorials of guns and
tea bags drenched with doom
and gloom

and totally unoriginal


milk and butter man

tall, striking figure on a stage underneath bright lights
he loves theatre, he loves his life, he loves presenting awards
loves to dress up and gave a lot of thought to the sweater
and loose ribbon bow tie underneath his very fine suit
the sparkling silver scarf was a last minute whim

but it is his thick voice and the way he lingers over every thesbian
talent in the city, a sincere, syrupy, sap of a lad, that it makes one
imagine his breakfast every morning, sitting legs crossed, at a window
in a quiet kitchen where he is alone each day, eating sweet toast,
chin up, breathing calmly, slight smile at the corner of his mouth



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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