Day 348 – a toast to their god

Saturday, August 14, 2010
Day 348
12:04 pm

a toast to their god

in his heavy raincoat
there must be a flask filled
with potion that keeps his
smile so bright

angels tiptoe around
him in the clouds while they
wait for days to pass
and slivers to become full

for once that moon strikes
her broadest smile everyone
is out on the outer rings of
the space floor

what a rave it is,
what thunderous laughter
passes on through each sphere
of existence

while we down below get
caught in the atmospheric
rainfall and the best we can
talk about is retrograde

and blue moons
to understand what the hell
is going wrong each day,
they have a lot of fun

at our expense
must be easy to forget about
the thirsty wildflowers and
the commoners’ pity party

everyone carries
around a flask with their own
combination of potions,
maybe that is all

that is left to teach us, make
each day into drunken spirits,
flog ourselves with the reality
that we are the forgotten

then the sense of humor
above will make plenty of sense
to the nonsense we are so
far from handling down here



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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