Day 124 – if every…

Sunday, January 2, 2011
Day 124
12:38 am

if every day was like yesterday, my life would be _____

fucking Jenny Yang

i asked her to give me a title
and she gives me this

so much for hoping for
some broad stroke
to ponder after a
night of heart-to-heart
about friendship and
partners, permission and
space, wants and needs,
history and expectations
for something we might
find at the midway line
of the life-line exercise,
unbeknownst to the
initial goal-setting
ambition of age 16

but it is a good thing for
contemplation, i suppose

and what better day than
today to be given a title such
as this, when every New Year’s
Day is filled with the utmost
of wants as yesteryear is
put to rest

what life would ever turn down
packages full of Oshogatsu
food, a clean household,
multiple homes we entered
with the best of wishes
even if we never actually
made it inside, conversations
on the year ahead and the
uncovering of old dreams to
weave into new plans, and the
laughter, the grand act of
laughing at ourselves for
all those things we thought
we needed, when sitting
back on a couch with a
plate full of food while
surrounded by empty glasses
and hearty, thunderous shadows
may have been all we ever truly wanted
in the first place, on the last day
and the rest of the year

what a feast,
what a yesterday,
what a simply fucking good
day

and yes,
thank you, Jenny,
for the damn
specificity

tkk
(title from JY)

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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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