Day 55 – Halloween

Monday, October 25, 2010
Day 55
1:02 pm

Halloween

The sound of a large dry leaf
slowly dragging her way across the
concrete,

Watching the wind play with
the tops of the trees in the
backyard,

The warm, cool breeze settling
on my face with a blue sky as
backdrop

The Fall leads me back to memories
of birthday parties at the pumpkin
patch,

The joy of hedonism and harvest
rolled into an american
holiday

Distinctive from any other day
dedicated to god or presidents,
That

I blew candles in costume and the
realm of Halloween felt satisfyingly
subversive

The mass of shoes making their
way along sidewalks to collect
treats,

Watching doors open with hearty
welcomes while I yelled back in
disguise,

Screaming my way in to life each
year, relishing age with hopes of
zest

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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