Day 314 – locked ourselves in, we did

Sunday, July 11, 2010
Day 314
9:44 pm

locked ourselves in, we did

out of the closet he crept
starched denim overalls and a
train conductor’s hat
with two daisies sticking out
of his left chest pocket
and oh what a smile
for an indoor animal
a fluffy trusty bear
to be exact

what a time we had
every single night
telling stories as we camped
out underneath my crinkly
orange sleeping bag
pitched like a tent
on top of my bed

red flashlight and the choir
of bunny and snoopy and
mon chi chi mon chi chi
oh so soft and cuddle-y
they were our companions
and i would tell that bear
i wish i had an outfit just
like his

funny i don’t remember his name
just the sound of his voice
and our singing songs
our sound was grand
and the best kind of
so much better in fact
than the stormy swarm
of stories and crazy
yelling wind
happening just outside
of our special
secret nest

out there had to be
make believe
at its worst
so we made our time
the world’s time
at its best

(for the noisy little gyrls and their
indoor animals)


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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