Day 23 – and they did

Thursday, September 23, 2010
Day 23
1:45 am

and they did

she stomped

in my dream

there were many

maybe no one ever captured
the riots and protests in the
concentration camps

was fire


the women were strong

maybe no one will ever show
me photographs, but I saw
them in my sleep this morning

army of ladies in prison clothing

heavy heels on their feet

they stepped and yelled in time

i am sure this wasn’t just a dream,
they were screaming a message
for us to remember

through cages and wires

between bars and walls

puncturing paper and wood

did you hear them, too?



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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