Day 241 – Poetry BFF; Vanity

Thursday, April 29, 2010
Day 241
7:16 pm

Poetry BFF

i want to have late night talks
5 hour conversations
that turn to six in the morning
as we speak of its righteousness,
Poem blushing,
while we loiter in the parking lot

We’ll do mirror exercises,
eyes locked,
staring at each other
for minutes on end,
week after week,
year upon year
Trying to build trust and
make sense of each other,
i’ll realize this will take
a lifetime

Frustrated and intrigued,
i will continue to be
Poetry’s harshest critic
and biggest fan

When i completely
break down
one late afternoon
in the future
i will turn to Poetry and
gushingly admit

i want to know all about you,
take pictures of you and with you,
and go eat with you and hang out
and go get boba and frozen yogurt
and do sleepovers and
go shopping,
i think you’re my best friend

And once the cat is out of the bag
there will be such release
and freedom
there will be nothing left
but to
You out!

Po Eh Tree!

Po Eh Tree!

i promise you, Poem
i will be your BFF



When I look at a word I used
In a poem that I am storing
On my blackberry memo pad
And I delete it because I’m not
Totally sure what it means or if
It fits and I’m about to get on
The road and don’t want to
Get in an accident and later
Have somebody read that thing
I didn’t finish and look at the
Word I meant to replace and
Think me stupid.
Stupid vanity.



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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