Day 62 – Fall

Monday, November 1, 2010
Day 62
7:45 pm

Fall

She thought their
Relationship
Was the stuff of
Joyful abandon,
Unmeasured,
Spices flung
From their fingers,
Cooking without recipe,

Until the day strangers
Dropped off a basket
At her front door
With a note
To check his cupboards,
Find the
Moths breeding,
Silverfish laying
Dead at the back of
His dusty shelf

She uncovered the science
Behind his
Baking
Years
Worth of lies
With
Rotten ingredients

All that extra butter and
Sugar made his
Hidden agenda
Go down easy
But
Too much sweetness
Never leaves
A way for trust to
Rise

His was
An imperfect emulsion,
Hers was
The mold he could break,
Unbeknownst to her,
Time after time

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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