Day 259 – Excavation – 16

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Day 259
11:37 pm

Excavation – 16

16. inner child

when we dig through dirt above the
graves of old people, we find the freshest
faces of youth

mouths full of aplomb in their frozen
positions, so long, farewell, to time

my hands long to run across headstones
in search of the fingers and toes of
their inner children playing with the grass

when we meet, we’ll bury each other in
the sand until we are pickled and saggy

we begin and end as dirt, finding the
meaning of full circles, passed, forward

where the inner child holds onto mistakes
and the old soul remembers to forget



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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