Day 150 – leaning into night

Friday, January 28, 2011
Day 150
9:25 pm

leaning into night

wishes he was
motivated by morning,
envies the early
risers, despises their
righteous exuberance

no one instance of
a cloudy dawn was
to blame, too many
was the problem

…the chilling phone call
in the hollow hour

…the sleepy reach for
old habits with an empty

…that day her tiptoeing
pleasantries guaranteed
she wouldn’t be back

…or worse, undecipherable
bleeding of each morning
into the next

but the evening
is rightfully his
as much as he belongs
to it

generous partners to
each other’s darkness,
it is the only time their
freedom fawns over

and so he
smiles with supernova,
exhales in nebulae, as
his return
is with assurance
past twilight

…where escape is
comfortable with itself

…where honesty hurts

there with night,
his touch loses
he kisses
they have swallowed
each other whole

(title from AA)


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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