Day 266 – E – 2 – rewrite

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Day 266
10:03 pm

E – 2 – rewrite


2. Toward the beginning

Dear Doorknob,

Do you realize it’s hard to look
at you sometimes, even now?
Or, especially now?
Because it’s when
I feel relaxed, and I remember
feeling relaxed, and walking up
to her door and Memory
yanking me out of my wits,
echoing the ghosts
of mom’s words
in that car on that morning
after that weekend.

You are cold and too stubborn
for softer reminders, too eager
to have me ring in the alarm
of what Imagination
suggests I consider
every time we meet.

We all need doors.
Especially the ones that bring
us back to our old homes.
Every child wants to know
that everything on the other side is

It is not too much to ask,
that Imagination gives itself a
And we go on in, to find a
mother whittling carrots at the
sink or out in the back admiring
her cucumbers,
far, far away from her
previous utterances, let her
forget them altogether,
those were mere moments,
drops of despondence. Let me
open the door to an ease of being
and you and I may find ourselves
by turn, in sync, at peace.




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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