Day 220 – Fahrenheit – (absence)

Friday, April 8, 2011
Day 220
11:09 pm

Fahrenheit (absence)

When I was 5,
I liked
Eating magnets
To attract lazy naps
And repel homework

A quick treat,
Easy
To get away with

Then I got older
And grew weary of
The odd forces of
Life
I could never seem to
Detract

Now I keep a box
Full of thermometers to
Eat throughout the year in
Observance of the positive
And negative forces of
Romance

I pop them in my mouth,
Letting them melt while
Watching my relationships
Unravel over time
Wondering
On whether
They grow cold
Or simply feel
The absence of heat

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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