Day 325 – the Nisei in her

Thursday, July 22, 2010
Day 325
9:13 pm

the Nisei in her

my ma taught me early on
the value of entering a house
with something in hand
to be
respectful
to be a good guest

but she is a much better host
deserving of such gifts

we are dirty here
dusty
hairy
clean only upon the
presence of a gathering

running around with a
vacuum cleaner minutes
before scheduled shindigs

it is not so much with ease
but mom
has a wicked preparedness
about her hosting

almost as a matter of attack

it is organized
it is pridefully neurotic
it is methodically comprehensive

it is Nisei

it is very Nisei

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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