Day 192 – shouting to the wind – 2

Friday, March 11, 2011
Day 192
1:15 am

shouting to the wind – 2 / can’t stand

I saw another student of yours cry today, tears at
the mere mention of a song she was about to sing
to us

There are bodies floating across the Pacific while
families and officials wade through water looking for
them

There are droves marching in Wisconsin trying to
stave off a strip-down the rest of this country is about
to receive

But there she was, fighting through tears because she
thinks of you when she sings that song and she sang
today

Dripping honey from her lips, we swallowed whole the
notes floating from her mouth, the taste soulful and
bittersweet

I can barely stand, we can hardly think of anything
beyond this as the year of tribute to you, of dates
reconciling

In my mind, looking at tomorrow as a year from the last
time I saw you in person, I consider much of nothing
else

tkk

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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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