Day 308 – indelible – 1, 2

Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Day 308
12:02 am



we wrote this story long ago,
our confusion did all the research
and came up with nothing except
another one way ticket and an
exceptionally horrible goodbye

you have come back to haunt me
with all that relieves me – your
happiness, because I have never
wanted anything more for you
than your happiness

and I have never needed to know
exactly what was occupying your
uncommon gaze on the other
side of the world, it felt better
to operate musings in a void

but I know because I asked and
you are brutally gracious with
all of that honesty, my god, you
are a perfect monster, a devil
of an angel who’s marked my
heady little heart for life




admittance of heartbreak,
self pity and flagellation,

heart prods the outer layer
of skin from the inside

bruises presume to imagine
outcomes and make pitches

lungs tear through ribs,
belly distends, fingers shake

the bruises are right, in the
end, they are always right



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

One response to “Day 308 – indelible – 1, 2

  • edrensumagaysay

    Yo. you don’t got to show this comment if you don’t want to.

    i did a little bit of research and this real life story in these four or five poems dissolved my heart because i’ve got investment in the main character.


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