Day 205 – extraordinary lady – 2

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Day 205
7:28 pm

extraordinary lady – 2

lifted dust
off cabinet shelves
like paper from
the backing of gold leaf

never leaving tracks, her
clean rooms defined by grace

she was a painter at heart

raked scraps of fish from
the factory right into her
tiny pouch swearing
it made the best soup

always making the most out of little
and claiming fortune

she had the golden heart
of a thief who has nine to feed

felt around for feathers
and ardent leaves to align set
designs for her grandchildrens’
theatre along the backyard shed

never one to say childs’ play
was a waste of time

she was a visionary with an eye for
the intimate, the infinite, the instead



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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