Day 106 – happy family

Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Day 106
12:42 am

happy family

Uncle Gene used to save glass
bottles, set them up on tables in
their backyard, have the sun brand
them with its rays

All along warped oak, stemmed
bottlenecks, tall and skinny, short
and rotund, the bottles looked like
a chattering menagerie every time
we’d visit

Over years or months or seasons,
much the way memory stretches
fading grays and vivid hues,
I seem to recall the bottles did

Grow more charming, aging in to
beautiful shades of blue and green
and pink and purple, each becoming
vastly different from the other
over time

I imagine they sang every time
uncle or auntie went to the yard,
the big family those two never had,
happy clanking bottles in the back

(Title from G)


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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