Day 163 – survival – feast for famine; (WCC – Day 10)

Thursday, February 10, 2011
Day 163
5:24 pm

survival – feast for famine

Hollering glass-fire
Canteens erupt midday,
Harrowing like an old
Woman screaming
In the voice of a child

Bloody hands yield
Warning canisters,
Starve your power
Or feed our hunger
For your demise

The hostile perfumes
Of Tyranny
Of Mayhem
Singe the air,
Coups on the rise

Past the horizon
The Bennu have
No place to land
No way to communicate
To the wayward Phoenix

Squatters of Tahrir Square
Both sides await the drought
A flame will come
Who strikes the match

WCC Day 10 – Week 2: Language is a Place of Struggle, letters
for the Women’s Creative Collective Writers’ Workshop

To whom it may disturb,

May this sound a warning or an alarm.

We are not prepared.

Two governments want unrest to
disappear on its own.
One will not do anything when
the other takes action if it does not.

And all we have is organized humanitarian aid.

Who will our global sisters turn to when their
arms bear heaps of ash and shoulders

I ask in all seriousness, because I haven’t
a clue. I put this out into the world.



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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