Day 258 – exceptional

Sunday, May 16, 2010
Day 258
12:32 am

exceptional

a soldier
a senator
a CEO
Miss October
a gold medalist
a rock star
an astronaut
an American Idol

have immigrants
“made it”
once one of our girls
has been crowned
a beauty queen?

so long as she’s sitting pretty

just keep her stinky uncles
in Guantanamo

ban her fat sisters in Arizona
from studying
about their colorful
history

make her minuscule cousins
cry for protection
at their public
schools in Philly

so long as she believes in the
American Dream
so long as she’s beautiful
so long as progress remains
exceptional

tkk

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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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