Day 167 – survival – backyard 2; (WCC – Day 14)

Monday, February 14, 2011
Day 167
5:17 pm; 7:20 pm; 9:31 pm

survival – backyard – 2


The backyard of my childhood
was full of possibility

Kindergarten was a palace
where  rainy days were the best
networking opportunities and the
letter Y was number one in the alphabet

Our allergies were to homework, peace
was on 234th Street at Eric’s house
after school, and prescriptions came
in the form of Jolt cola and naps

Even while our think-tank sessions
pondered the drugstore economy
versus our parents’ thunder,

We threw irons out of the bedroom
window just to see if we could
decrease the wind


(spacing issues for verses 2-4…??)

WCC Day 14 – Week 3:  The Moon’s Influence…Dreams, Cycles, Senses
for the Women’s Creative Collective Writers’ Workshop


I ate a
chunk of moon
last night
and it burned my belly
come dawn

But it told me
how to write the script
and find my light
in the sun



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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