Day 59 – the last dance

Friday, October 29, 2010
Day 59
3:20 pm

the last dance

As they were
As they always were

Will the unclaimed artists die
As they were

The writer, depressed
The actor, insecure
The comic, bitter
The musician, jaded

They will die as they must
But if they will
As they were,
Always were?

What of
The
Dancer?

They live quite
Differently from
The writer, they
Do not exist in
Isolation,
Daring
Through,
Cutting
Air
As they
Move towards it

They are not thinking
In the realm of
Insecurity
In the middle
Of turns and leaping

They breathe better
Than the comic
What, with all those
Steps they have no
Time to concentrate
On bitterness,
Nothing else but
In and out and
5, 6, 7, 8

And in the dance,
They are in the
Now,
Not yesterday, or that
Old injury,
Not even
The brief past of
The last dance

But then
What of the
Old
Dancer?

Is she
A Being
Who constantly feels
Robbed of her own
Body?

Does she then
Dance with
Depression?

Is she
Bitter?

Broken?

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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