Day 234 – for the head spinners; just good

Thursday, April 22, 2010
Day 234
10:49 pm

for the head spinners

you will periodically
freak out
and it will
be fairly
that it was
a fuck up

on your part

so go ahead and say

turn to your
patient partner
in your
most vulnerable,
childlike voice,

“You’re awesome.
I’m a dumbie.”


just good

Sometimes things are just that.

Free snacks piled into your
Car after an event.
And it’s stuff you like.

Making eye contact with
Happy people dancing at a
Weekly salsa night.
And exchanging smiles.

Sitting across a table from
A friend while listening
To her speak of the hormones
Draining from her body after
An unsuccessful bout with
Fertility drugs.
And yet she feels whole
Because she just spent a
Weekend with her nephew
In discussion on dreams
And why girls like to
Chase him.

A room full of students
Wanting to share more
Of their writing to a room
Full of students after a
Semester of hiding behind
Their journals.
And they sound pretty great.

Having a book.
And someone buys it.

What is all of that?

Trust. Risk. Generosity. Courage.




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

2 responses to “Day 234 – for the head spinners; just good

  • Edren T. Sumagaysay

    Hey, have you written and posted something every day? That’d be kewl! It’s like a counter to 365! Jiye!

    • traciakemi

      Yeah, these are postings of daily writings from the first day i joined the Writers Workshop on September 1st last year…but i only take it one day at a time…

      Oh, technically speaking – the Contents page shows the consecutive days of writing for the Writers Workshop, but there were some times I was away from a computer and posted those days, in order, when I was back online.

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