Day 365 – Reckon me

Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Day 365
6:43 am

Reckon me

For every library
And bookstore and
Summer English
Class with mom, the
Relentless school
Teacher she was

Into your world
I dove,
Voracious,
Tethering
My practice around
Your form

Almost
Choked from
Within your
Bindings,
Sniffed and
Raked the pages
With adoration, hours
Upon my age of study,
Words and ways of story
I cherished and still,
Forever, will

Came to
Breathe the breath
In between your words

Was caught
But then
Found
My selves
All of them
Even those who
Have yet to rise
To the occasion
Of being born

It is time for the
Soft turning
Of tides

What is it we write
If not for the reciprocity
Of an exchange,
If only to meet for a
Moment and say
Hello,
If only to simply
Acknowledge that
Meeting?

I will have your
Books get dusty
Upon my weathered
Shelves

I will seize
My
Self

You shall take
To our words
And allow your hearts
To be captured within
Our canon

I will
See you through
This time and
Let you
Reckon
With my world

Now

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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