Day 319 – mad; signaling – 2

Friday, July 16, 2010
Day 319
6:16 pm – 7:24 pm

mad

those of us who are mad
are many

mad enough
to attempt
building
against
the world’s malfeasance

mad for all the wrongs
we are not only trying to right
but
to
create
beyond

may perspective grant us the
gratitude to keep our heads
in check for knowing
the world is better for our anger
and our
joy

to enter insanity is to think we
the angry ones
stand
in isolation

we embrace each other
in our madness

because we can

and thank
goodness

tkk

signaling – 2

you.

reading this.

you are my hero.

not because you are
reading this.

but because,
i assume,
you are
open
and
searching
for something
to take in
for a moment.

a story.
a connection.
an opinion similar to yours.
an opinion different from yours.
words on death or love or war.
words on water and fire and earth.
words on lapis or nebula or ice cream.
words on nothing or godlessness.
words on power or sisterhood or whiteness.
words that never mattered to me until i wrote them.

because you believe there must be words
on yourself and everyone around you as heroes
is why you are now among mine.

i crave for words to contemplate.
i create with words for the sake of self-determination.

let them breathe.

with words of others.

where will
i
find
yours?

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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