Day 247 – Excavation – 4

Thursday, May 5, 2011
Day 247
10:59 am

Excavation – 4

4. The Facts

After a funeral

Many months after

There was a wife
screaming on a kitchen
floor

There was a neighborhood
assuming they understood why

There were letters
There were names
There was a key
There were packages
There was money lost

There was a daughter
floating around at a safe
distance, trying to find a
jail for her mother’s
accusations

For every time my mother was
my muse or
as much as I’d like her to keep
that spot now,

There are secrets
and she is not the one
wearing the mask or standing
on the mound

There is a compass
accompanying the shovel
and the questions

There shall be a story about
a
father

to
find
when

we are ready to seek the bones
and test our
skin

tkk
(part of a series)

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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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