Day 95 – Scale – 19 – time

Saturday, December 4, 2010
Day 95
1:28 am

Scale – 19 – time


time and i have a
love-hate relationship

she must be an air sign,
too cool and unforgiving to
dwell in a moment for an
emotional Scorpio like me

i’d like to make her more like
earth, ground her, slow her down
from time to time,

or give her some fire, and see
her make a spectacle of herself,

perhaps she could exchange a
fleeting moment with an unforgettable
burst of light, freezing us like strobe
flashes of lightning

i have no idea how to measure her
much less seize her the way she
captures me, but i admit i am lost
in her and without her, fascinated by

rarely a day goes by i am not dreaming
of her, wanting more, unable to release
her from my mind

and she is more like me than she’d probably
care to admit – slippery, elusive like water,
hard to grasp


if i could talk to
the four year-old
i’d tell her to either
avoid learning how to
tell time
learn how to tell time



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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