Day 230 – Cape May

Sunday, April 18, 2010
Day 230
11:45 pm

Cape May

1931 Victorian
turned vacation
at the edge of a
New Jersey shore
convenes nine
families around
a dining table
that exactly fits
the 24 siblings
and kids

An annual
tradition brings
them here to
play games and cards
and hide and seek
to laugh and drink
to fill the 4 floors
and 2 kitchens
to cook all day and
end up all together
around that
every night for a week

So joyous and
utterly magnificent,
this gathering built
on years and delight
watching each other
grow older
and no one wants
to think about
the aging future
or the first
time their
will only
need to seat



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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