Day 360 – After the dive

Thursday, August 26, 2010
Day 360
10:50 pm

After the dive

We could sit, you and I,
for days on end
soaking in
sadness but
giddy in our writing
on it

Taking turns calling out
the form,
playing each other songs
to write along to,
Somewhere Over the Rainbow,
anything Judy Garland
or Eva Cassidy,
then surely some Cohen, IZ,
Coltrane, Joni and a
bit of Tori

A back and forth dance
between tracks and
deep breaths and
knowing grins

But even with smiles
on such prolific grief,
what then?

Shall we let go?

How about letting me
play you
some Khan, Sanders,
Peterson, Cookie Jar,
Double Naught Spy Car,
then surely some
Bob, Tracy and a
bit of Tori

What would you do?

What would you have
me listen to?

What say we invest in
an afternoon of
happy poem

Side-ripping, seat-jumping,
roaring in laughter,
valve multiplying,
atmosphere splicing,
phoenix flying

For the sorrow,
that is not going
anywhere, it will surely
be there
for us to return to

For the now,
happiness can be had
Hallelujah, Hallelujah



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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