Day 14 – Searching for Michele Bachmann

Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Day 14
9:43 pm

Searching for Michele Bachmann

There must be something
In there, her trunk of stowaway
Childhood memories, honest as
those can and tend to be,

A girl who did play, and although
that is not enough for me to like
There must be something behind
the play,

Not a wishing for castles and the
ruling of such castles nor the
wishing for a world of only straight,
white, Christian people nor the
wishing for all to be just like her

But before that
A teacup
Yes! A teacup
and a party with
a teddy bear

In the moment she realizes there
is only one cup
and the only thought that
exists is to give the bear the cup
before she even takes a sip

Without thinking, and while to do
without thinking is not enough for
me to like her, it is in whether she
remembers what it means to

Or it is perhaps trying too hard,
to look for what may have never
existed in the first place, and all we
really have is a locked trunk, an empty
teacup and a thirsty brown bear


a funny read…


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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