Day 216 – once

Monday, April 4, 2011
Day 216
4:55 pm


there was this thing
crawling its way up a tall thing
looking down all around at that thing
and that thing and every thing
surrounding the thing she wanted most
but couldn’t have, so she was crawling
up and away to reach the top of the next thing,
to ask it something and hope for a better thing
to come next spring in the shape of a new thing
that wouldn’t necessarily be better but would
definitely be a very extremely different thing

as long as she kept hoping for the next, the new, the
different thing, hard enough that she could squeeze
out the memory of that thing, that old thing, that other,
whatever thing, it doesn’t matter, what’s the
difference if she couldn’t have it in the first place,
it was just something that seemed like a thing
she needed once, at some point, for some time, some
where long ago, what was it, when was it, just some thing
at some time, who even remembers, who cares, who



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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