Day 97 – Scale – 21 – spirit

Monday, December 12, 2010
Day 97
7:45 pm

Scale – 21 – spirit

All I hear outside my bedroom
window at night is a motor for
the water heater and at times
wonder what my house, as well
as the entire lot, block and world
would sound like if we turned off
every electrical machination for the
evening

Would it suddenly be like sitting on
the deck of the Dome Home in Joshua
Tree at midnight or in the middle
of Convict Lake at seven in the
morning a sound -not like nothing-
but the sound of air, of shooting
stars or the crackling sun, like
presence

Would it be the awesome noise
from a group of spirits talking
while hunched over the sun fire,
scaling fish, munching on laughter,
musing on your earthly neighbors
and our quest to cover to your
hearty song, your resistance, like
magnificence

Would it be easier for me to talk to
you and hear your response in
return, because I wonder whether
you left us knowing we can
measure ourselves in a better light
because of you, all of you, and it’d
be great to hear your sound, like
symphony

tkk
(For all of our great
spirits – Rest in peace, Frank Emi)

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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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