Day 103 – Scale – 27 – love

Sunday, December 12, 2010
Day 103
11:35 pm

Scale – 27 – love

It is
in the aunties’ afghans
in their spam musubi
in Allan’s lectures
in Aiko’s papers
in Mrs. Kealalio’s kahlua pork
in David’s Family song
in Sue Jin’s voice
in Edren’s telephone call
in Sanusi’s laugh
in Geneva’s sigh
in Maiya’s musings
in Golda’s red velvet
in Tia Carmen’s wink
in Scott’s classroom
in Evelyn’s questions
in Uncle Gene’s telescope
in Uncle Jim’s fingernails
in Sean’s dance
in Tad’s documentaries
in Valerie’s sorbet
in Narinda’s rice porridge
in Mary Rose’s haupia
in Ricky’s ice chest
in Ann-Margaret’s grant applications
in Bachan’s big bags of tupperware
in Keiko’s eyes when she talks about Shin
in each link Erik forwards
in Ryan’s sponge, truck and shop vac
in Tani’s outgoing message
in Mom’s only-once-a-year chocolate cake
in every song Dad used to sing
in the kitties’ purring
in the coffee Gregory Hiroshi makes for me every morning
in my voice with every artist, activist, student I speak to
in every birth-given name
in every sleepy smile
in every sated belly

It only kills me when I forget
I can measure love by the wealth of it surrounding me,
when I forget
it is all I need
and it is enough



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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