Day 180 – survival – kits 4; unrequited (WCC – Day 27)

Sunday, February 27, 2011
Day 180
9:00 pm

survival – kits 4

on our last hike
through city slush,
down the rushing river
books on man and machine
were floating,
some were sealed
some were on fire

once we heard the
machines calling for
chips to be placed
I could see we might
have packed the wrong

the future compass
tells us we’ll
need more than iodine
and kevlar to survive,
more than
grandma’s old nails
and hammer to
sew metal hearts
and weld paper promises
with flesh and blood

some fates shall be sealed
and others set on fire


WCC Day 27 – Week 4: Everything under the Rainbow
final week for the Women’s Creative Collective Writers’ Workshop


if we only had two days
left on this earth with each
what would you say to me?

what would i share with you?

i don’t really know you
i wish i asked you more questions
we had a long way to go


or perhaps
you might have me hold you,
ask me to say nothing

and that would still be more
than what we
ever had,
what we’ll ever have now



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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