Day 308 – Trial and Tribulation

Monday, July 5, 2010
Day 308
6:30 pm

Trial and Tribulation

Montgomery woke up one morning
And asked where the kitchen sink went
To the bread
We said
Had to use everything we had
To sustain the morning meal
Especially with the water gone
Seeped up by oil
And vinegar
We had to change our
Taste buds around

But we made it work
And so handed a
Tissue to Montgomery
Who was now
About to ask for his son

Well
He is gone

Joined the involuntary round-up
And is sitting there now
Waiting for the rest of us
To come and clean up

Thus the bread
Kneaded to the tune of
A scent only slightly resembling
Home
But it was something
We reasoned

Wipe your eyes Montgomery
You don’t make mountains
Out of this
No time for that
Because
We need your hands
They are sturdy and rested
And we need to finish the season
And rise
With the bread

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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