Day 217 – seekers in the city

Monday, April 5, 2010
Day 217
11:45 pm

seekers in the city

nations aside
for a moment

City Builders look
around for new spaces
right around the
corner from their
backyards and
local liquor stores

to plant seeds
that will grow
Hope Flowers
and self-determined
Dreams meant to
crack through
old, exposed pipes
not good for much
more than cold
water showering
over the seniors

the kids point
out the mishaps
of city-sponsored
neglect that have
shaped their ideas
on what it means
to have continuation
for their schooling

City Connectors
don’t let getting upset
ruin the rest they
need for tomorrow’s
followed by
two new faces to greet
at the next meeting
followed by an
afternoon of study
through teaching
followed by
some more

all the stress
is molded into
the breath of fuel
for the
City Seekers

they make mantras
out of slurs and
dole out Love
for the day

dilapidation means
a fresh groundbreaking

separation means
a bridge project

new idea means
surveying whose hands
are on the wheel

Seekers set out
to create systems
with all hearts on deck
and do their
best to let
by any means
surround it, move it,
mold it

they flash forward
radars always on
looking for each other

they will find each other
it is inevitable



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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