Day 138 – the eyes’ utterance – 1

Sunday, January 16, 2011
Day 138
10:57 pm

the eyes’ utterance – 1

their dog is on his path of
dying, this sweet soul
who gave birth to their
smiles long before the
beginnings of their own

but I know this, not from
her reporting of the Vet’s
analysis or how much of
his body can’t move, but

from her eyes, eyes of
the pup’s master, those
that muster each moment
of every memory leading
up to the exact point,

this time now, that she
wants to pause, or stop
altogether, from existing

those eyes, that ask me
when do you know while
the words’ utterance are
the indication…the ones
I can barely look into
without being led to the
end she so desperately
wishes not to see



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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