Day 306 – the heartbreak of knowing – 2

Sunday, July 3, 2011
Day 306
12:00 am

the heartbreak of knowing – 2


there was a cricket in my backyard
humming like a pleasant alarm clock,
but an alarm nonetheless,
tiny prince of repetition,
a reporter who
pulled at a scroll
that stretched across the horizon,
a faint map of unreachable stars,
to inform me of your recent

she is amazing,
a kid,
a free spirit

she is amazing

a kid

a free spirit

twice and thrice and
forty times over

and I
reach for the cigarette I’ve
refrained from for months
to provide more light in
this hazy midnight sky

I watch energy drop from my
fingers, small sparks
that end up on the ground
near my toes,

half of my self drops
even lower, far below
the concrete underneath me

and I see half of my heart
fall into the shadows,
like my self,
from your identity,

where I have all but



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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