Day 293 – thirst of the transplants

Monday, June 20, 2011
Day 293
10:15 pm

thirst of the transplants

I will say
So what?

Whips of fancy,
bibles of stone,
leather bound jewels
and hollows of gold…

They have come to proclaim
our sidewalks have buried
the theater by the stars,

They, who believe we’ve hidden
our dreams while nonchalantly
asking us for the keys

Books = magic

Love = luck

Culture = lore

Their business cards
ask us to succeed, but their
blood lust lurks near our
proscenium, waiting for
our failures to be pinned
against the cyc

They show us empty pails
and camouflage their flasks,
but
because we know hunger,
we shall drink them
whole

Have no misgivings.

Leave the door ajar.

Open your mouths wide,

as we watch them come.

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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