Day 300 – road trip

Monday, June 27, 2011
Day 300
5:27 pm

road trip


the sound of her steering wheel squeaking
as I make a left turn

me asking her if she wants to take a nap
for the fourth time

68 degrees on auto blast because she
gets hot easily

adjusting my coat over my lap because I
get cold easily

me asking her if she wants to take a nap
for the fifth time

her offering me another onigiri or piece
of panko chicken

me getting sleepy because of the constant
onset of food coma

maybe it is the length of the ride or simply
the road itself

secrets tumble from her mouth, throwing me
into potholes and speed bumps

either the car fills with maps that stream
from her mouth out of habit,

leading us on detours through the dingy streets
of her odd, dark past

or there is nothing at all for hours but the
repetition of road ritual

unsure which is better or worse, I just keep
driving, seeking destination



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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