Day 207 – kissicles

Saturday, March 26, 2011
Day 207
8:51 pm

kissicles / cycle of a kiss

somewhere in her kiss is the divine
and she knows it, uses it to lure them back
to her, releases and deposits small bits
of lust wine, directing it with the tip of her
tongue into the spores of each subject’s
weakness, a different place for every one
and she knows it, uses time, a good ear
and one or two keen manipulations to
log what she needs – is that too much?
or – that’s a sensitive spot for you, isn’t it?

her friends love to wrap their envy around her,
leave her out by the front of their plans the way
she’s left them tracing water spots with their
fingers back at the bar, so many times that
they are far from the truth at the forefront of
her mind, where she wonders, really, of
how she might keep this one, this time
a little longer, no one realizes she does not
wish for each new fling to be a fling

somewhere in her kiss is the divine and
they all know it, lust after it, let themselves
be trapped by it, talk about it in circles later
when they meet up at a different party and
become friends, and laugh, they all laugh,
at who left who first and why not, it’s a small
world and everyone knows everyone is getting
kissed, or left, or recycled where it’s safe to
keep the cycle going by the story of its spin

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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