Day 73 – Shithead

Friday, November 12, 2010
Day 73


She is sending you to me

Here come the guitars and
amps, ready to limp out of
the studio with their cables
between their wheels,

blue tape labeled

Can you believe
that’s all she did?
Yes, we all know you
deserved much worse

But the day approaches, time
for all affairs to be settled, last
bits of evidence that you mattered
once to her will soon be gone

Though she will be out of sight,
the awfully fun part to note is her
request of the supervision and
presence of neutral parties

There’s Switzerland with the keys,
the Monk with the kind-hearted
tongue, and

Interesting and odd?
Or cunning
and brilliantly

Switzerland is sure to help you
load your car, the Monk will likely
stand with compassionate hands in
his pockets and I

I believe I
am, by her subtle request,
relieved of physical and logically
mild-mannered duties

It is quite obvious
have been given
a box of tools to become

Staples, nails and
hammer, an oversized white t-shirt,
yellow happy face on the front,
middle finger on the back

There is no good reason for me to be
there, except everyone needs a friend
who just might say what’s in one part
of her otherwise peaceful mind


She’s sending you 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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