Day 173 – survival – pledge; (WCC – Day 20)

Sunday, February 20, 2011
Day 173
9:09 pm

survival – pledge

Let the wind hold us
to our promises, those we
make when the air is clear
and we can see the sky
through to its cupboards,
open long enough to show
us the absurdities of our
expiration dates
and how soon we forget
that dreams are the pledges
our souls wish to keep


Day 20 – Week 3: The Moon’s Influence…Dreams, Cycles, Senses

Moon Tree Meetings

Well into the night, after the
Traveling hikers have
Gone back to their tents
And fireplaces

The rocks and cacti of Joshua Tree
Hold pow wows to speak of
Agate and the growth
In between them

Tiny sprigs of celadon stems
Peek through miniscule specks
Of dirt and pebble

They wave hello to the most
Discerning eye, they are eager
To meet the sky and wind and
Rain who come to challenge
The giant companion rocks

They say,
If we can avoid the
Humans long enough

I swear I can hear them

Perhaps the Joshua Trees
Talk to each other while
We drift past, wishing we
Never discovered them

They make themselves
Look soft and laugh when
We go to embrace them

Are we not meant to peruse
Their home at all?

We hike nonetheless

The rocks still stand

The sprigs of green
Continue to grow

I am still unsure of
Whether I am meant
To walk among them


The air is cold
The sun is hot

The antelope makes green
Butter out of snot

(hee hee:)


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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