Day 304 – hearts, encumbered

Friday, July 1, 2011
Day 304
9:15 pm

hearts, encumbered

there it was, as it were, two hearts in a staring
contest, very pleased with themselves

naive, as it was, we fantasized a playground
that could host a monkey and Tinkerbell,

with no intrusion from the real world, or fickle
hearts, or vacations that must come to an end

we made all-access passes out of cardboard
and forgot about the probability of rain

but you had rights to my vocabulary, I held rights
to your pillowcase, so we were kind of invincible

you even told me not to worry when I had to leave
and go on ahead, far, far ahead

then the day came, you returned with my heart
in your suitcase, but I had just found a new one

I didn’t mean to, but it showed up at my door
every day and I am weak to persistence

so there we stood again, two hearts who would
give anything to trade places in a moment

and nothing else except a lot of looking down,
staring into the wonder of why and how come



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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