Day 268 – golden

Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Day 268
10:52 pm

golden

grandma
loved to give
me tiny boxes
of raisins for a
snack

i never liked
how the box
was sticky
or the way
pieces of
stems would
be attached
to the grapes

of course i
could have
pulled them
off but i wished
for something
easy to eat
like a banana
or cookie

the only thing
i enjoyed was
watching her
eat them
taking small
handfuls at
a time
and trying to
offer them to
me

six or seven
crinkled
golden raisins
in her hand
blended with the
wrinkles of her
inner palm

she’d smile
and i could
see pieces of
them stuck in
between her
teeth

she was young
once
but the only
image of her
in my mind
are her pale
eyes and
a plump
wrinkled face

like
raisins

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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