Day 66 – what will matter more

Friday, November 5, 2010
Day 66
12:11 am

what will matter more

Give me an announcement of your love
in front of all, then throw me a big party
so I can walk around with a big piece
of dripping red velvet cake in my left
hand, cream cheese frosting on my
lower lip until you come and kiss it off

Give me unkempt hair and a nasty
dress dancing in slippers by the end
of the night, because no one will care
about the mess or the broken heels
or the weird picture-taking session
with sore cheeks or the relatives you
barely know who asked to bring friends
who don’t know you

I don’t need the marriage or the
certificate, I just want the party and
the starter gifts, and the loud music,
and all of our friends, and a buffet of
cakes from around the city, Angel
Maid, Fortune, Sweet Lady Jane,
King’s, Phoenix and Porto’s, and
your love, big proclamations of your
joy in loving me, that’s all I believe I
need today

Maybe someday I will change my
mind altogether and ask for much
more, like a proclamation of forever
and marriage sealant and a cement
monogamy cocoon and all those
things that make me shudder just
a little today, maybe they will be
everything that will matter to me



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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