Day 264 – sick; Train-ride Judith

Saturday, May 22, 2010
Day 264
12:14 am

sick

i am sick

On
the

heels of skinny
dogs
running up the
side of
freeway offramps

Of

oil slicked jackets
matting down
dead ducks

On

filled to the gills
plastic interiors
of
albatross chicks

if they spoke
Human
would they express
their ill will with us
after all this time

being gazed upon in
zoos or pretty pictures
or neighbors doorsteps
through a few minutes
of convenience until
the inevitable moment
of abandon?

can we not see
we
have
trespassed
on
Them?

tkk

Train-ride Judith

Judith is a writer
Thinking of other
Riders

The thought being
Maybe they are all
Like Judith

Traveling across cities
They do not look
For their desires
Or ponder purpose
They search
For the meaning
Hidden behind
Their fears

It is
Light
They
Seek

It is
Light
From which
They stray

Too harsh
And beautiful
To contemplate
As her own

She might rather
Say she doesn’t know
Her own set of
Passions

Truth is,
She does

To state it
Would hold
Her to it
Forever

She knows this
Sees this
On the
Eager faces seated
All around her
Would be the first
To tell them to
Follow their dreams
If they were to make friends

Truth is,
Light follows
Darkness

Judith
Wants to say this
Is ready to
With everyone
But herself

Well,
Just for the time being

The end of this ride
Is nearing

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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