Day 309 – 99 days will pass through words and nothing else (Or – In Defense of Poly)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Day 309
12:45 pm

99 days will pass through words
and nothing else

(Or – In Defense of Poly)

Another 99 days will pass
And I will have written
The rewrites
The Heart,
Bodies breaking in half,
And minds tying themselves into double knots,
And hands grasping at the bark of old trees
when no one else is watching,
And self-flagellation and the undeniable
humor related to ultimate sorrow

When really,
I want to write
Of a womyn

With an
Existence on two planets,
With two hearts
In one body
In the same time period,
He is her earth
so she has ground to stand upon,
She is her fire
so she must articulate her arguments,
You are her air
so she can breathe,
The womyn’s water is what
Makes the elements
Flow together to
Bridge the

And have the entire tale be
Recognized as

Why does the page
Insist on being the
Only space
Where this
Fantasy can
Exist as reality

When the deepest reaches
Of my heart and gut know
Every portion of this story to be




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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