Day 172 – survival – remembrance; (WCC – Day 19)

Saturday, February 19, 2011
Day 172
7:07 pm

survival – remembrance


i f

there was no one there
t o recall

that their parents once
uttered something

about the p a s t

under sealed lips

and by
a c c i d e n t

would we sit here today
c o m m u n i t y

noting our
duties for
t o m o r r o w ?

i look at you
and love you
without even
knowing your

because others
taught me to


the struggle woven
the lines of
y o u r

are attached
the tattered strings
of my
mother’s childhood

to the bend
at each road of our

to the loose ends
the history, we stare
at each other from
opposite ends, flagged,
to see we hold the
same fabric


WCC Day 19 – Week 3: The Moon’s Influence…dreams, cycles, senses

Moon Memory

it is not deja vu

it is
nice to see you

it is not an accident

it is
we are here together for a

it is not coincidence

it is
you and i make perfect



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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