Day 213 – existential cock tale

Friday, April 1, 2011
Day 213
5:50 pm

existential cock tale

like trying to count the number of
times Bukowski has written about
bars, drunkeness and dying, i was
out of the fingers and toes needed
to push solar-powered calculators
at midnight, my wandering in
the dark, looking for a different
kind of drink, one that would make
me look like i knew where i was
going, even in the shattered streets
my childhood suburb held onto only
in nightmares, where i was sure to
be threatened by smiles and self-
assurance, by short lines and raises,
by promises that a college degree
would amount to something more
than a clever story, where I might
find the man himself, staring at me,
loathe with drink filling his self-
importance, wanting me to buy
him a cocktail and pour it down his
pants, and then we’d look at each
other and laugh over the absurdity
of self-awareness and reflection
run amok at the dawn of our
wondering on life and whether
it will multiply, amplify exponentially
more than a few attempts at beauty
in wholehearted prose on the memory
and lessons from a stiff drink

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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