Day 237 – mari and kaoru

Sunday, April 25, 2010
Day 237
11:09 am

mari and kaoru

They fell
quickly into
wanting more time
than shows and rehearsals

No excuses for goodbye
but the split between
opposite coasts

No better reason
for a daily phone call
and hours logged
through video chats
to build the connection
she was already gone

Left her worn comforter
back home and placed
the unknown in
her carry-on

Screen door swinging
behind her leap of faith

Smiled through
the jet-stream and
wondered of his promises
come her arrival in New York
There was no sleeping
on this flight

Walked along the
Brooklyn Bridge
waiting for pizza grease
to ease the words from his

Was patient until
she realized she need not
be patient

For it was already

They were in each others’
arms long before
the formality of
kneeling requests
or asking permission
or notifying parents
or explaining to friends

Needed no reason
to fill his space
with proclamations

As he to her heart
She was already his



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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