Day 286 – To thank you – 1; green

Sunday, June 13, 2010
Day 286
10:00 pm

To thank you – 1

To thank you for your
ideals, brilliance and action
would never be enough


is for what you are waiting

It has begun
in us already

Though we may still
be reeling

None can help the
wheels burning at each turn
of every plan, or some dream
we scribbled down three
months ago, or an idea
laying crumpled in stacks
we intended to tend to
before we blamed time
for our excuses

Blowing dust,
Pressing our palms
across the paper,
Walking even faster,

Dormancy not only
ceases to exist

It is impossible

(in memory of J. Delloro)


i forgot to pull the ficus back into the house
out of direct sunlight

when i attempted to give it extra water
the leaves turned yellow and fell off altogether

it seemed likely i killed it as with every other
plant i have ever owned

i decided to leave it alone for a week
without more water

today the tree reminded me of the possibilities
in 7-day cycles of rebirth

its every branch has leaves
they are green again

(in memory of J.D.)


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

One response to “Day 286 – To thank you – 1; green

  • Accidental Aikidoist

    Hi Traci!

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    Have a great day!

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