Day 253 – Excavation – 10

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Day 253
3:08 pm

Excavation – 10

10. The What. = Center Divider.



Santa Barbara, circa 2008.

She said to me,
Dennis said he’s been
thinking of ways to do it.

I told him I just don’t
want anything painful.

We were driving down the
101 from two days on
something called

Quality time.

The kind that comes with
conversations on deep,
important issues,

I think once I figure out
a way that’s not painful, I’m
going to do it.

like suicide.

I should have done it, right
there, swerved from the
middle lane at 85 miles
per hour and head straight
into the center divider.

That wouldn’t have hurt at

Quick and easy, like those
words, off the shoulder of
a mother, to split the core
of a daughter who had no
other ideas for the use of
those words.




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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