Day 305 – the heartbreak of knowing

Saturday, July 2, 2011
Day 305
6:00 pm

the heartbreak of knowing

You should be more clever

Say things you don’t really mean,
especially on your profile page

For the sake of fun,
the beauty of obtuse angles,
the kind kisses of levity

Like listing “Unicorn Kingdom” for
to represent your
belief in the greater possibilities
of the unknown

Or “Kindergarten Third World” for
Political Views
in homage to the
brilliance of the zillions of
kids you’ve worked with

Or when you listed
Relationship Status,
I thought
it might
be there
to show
you are
“Married to the world”
or to “the cause” or to
or anything,
perhaps anything

But you chose “Married”

It came next to the symbol
of a
without warning,
or a softer font

After our last
and all this time,
I have no right
to complain

I should simply
point out
it wasn’t very clever

it makes
no sense
at all



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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