Day 322 – stop right there; Death haiku; the flesh of now

Monday, July 19, 2010
Day 322
3:01 am

stop right there

if we could extract the word
from our vocabulary
in exchange for none other than
what then of our daily script?
what then?

perhaps nothing else
need be said

all and everything
else would be left

think of it this way/Death haiku

you have Dreams today
you are dying in one year
what will you do Now?

the flesh of now

holds me in ways
far better than any
mortal element
we may

Even through
striking loss
we can not contain
its full meaning

But it holds us
to reality
to the horizon of
what is here

i hold to it closely
and more deeply
the flesh of now



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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