Day 54 – tantrum

Sunday, October 24, 2010
Day 54
12:43 am

tantrum

he, eating a banana,
was all we could hope for,
when I, at a leathery
age of nine, could
barely fathom an
older brother doing
much more to let me
know,
he is calm now

brushing too close to
the broken doors and
nosy neighbors
envisioned through wild
eyes, eating meant
regular breathing
was on its way back
in to the living room

we could sit while he
smacked his lips
around a sufficient
amount of silence
and I could continue to
look for answers, angels
or maybe a poltergeist
to arrive through the
TV screen

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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