Day 336 – Where the fuck; Hello, Mirror.

Monday, August 2, 2010
Day 336
7:59 pm

Where the fuck; Hello, Mirror.

Is it hiding?
Behind verbal masochism
and aerial bondage?

Is it on pause?
Behind contracts and
commercial auditions
and industry bullshit?

Is it sleeping?
Underneath sheets of
coupons and gift cards for
Target and Burke Williams?

Einstein has been rolling
in his grave waiting
for generations to kill
his only mistake
Along with the rest of it.
All of it.

The concrete, munitions,
uniforms, training, barracks,
recruitment, flags, even the

What are we doing.

What am I doing.

Waiting for it to happen?

Maintaining questions
on life and the pursuit of
cultural work and happiness?

Get to it.

Get on it.



the mirror beckons for a
fresh start but is clouded
with stains that were never
taken care of with the
proper cleaner

it should be easier,
shouldn’t it?

the mirror is often asked
for favors without
the reciprocity of great love

i think of bright lights, flourescent
lights, sunlight, and everything
starts to look ridiculous

it should be easier

to rise into mornings
with a plan of how to get on
despite the fact of fewer people
than we planned joining us
along the way

along this path

the one that looks
golden and full
most of the time

but looks empty

at least on some days
light hits the mirror
at a certain angle
and i notice again
how you are



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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