Day 284 – witnessing at the mortuary

Friday, June 11, 2010
Day 284
4:19 pm

witnessing at the mortuary / still 2

From all territories and
The people come in droves

To wrestle with
Their gods

To tempt fate with contemplations
Of their own mortality
Or want for death to replace

To see what enemies of theirs
Love you as much as they do

To thank
For loving them more than they
Can bare to acknowledge

On this day

We come forward to share our
Sorrow through tear-stained sleeves
Brushing our egos aside to
Give way to grief

To begin to understand
How we may begin again
In the wake of you,
Resting, peaceful, still

(in memory of John Delloro)


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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