Day 330 – i’ll buy…

Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Day 330
7:37 pm

i’ll buy your soul for a penny

teeth tasted copper and
fingers smelled of nickel

self-proclaimed devil, he
came with a guitar, a AAA
map and a chessboard

she sat down to discuss
his trade but
in no uncertain terms
did the fellow hear her

I don’t negotiate
with artists,

he nodded,
and pushed one
measly coin
in front of her face

not at all confused
she sat straight up

just another day, sir
just another day
some days she can hang
and others she can’t
afford to walk away

(title from Dustin H)


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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