Day 314 – the journey

Monday, July 11, 2011
Day 314
11:34 pm

the journey

two hands, exchange of
sweat and electricity,
tight space but suddenly not
claustrophobic, notice of words
purposefully, accidentally,
headed in two directions at
once, all on that day you said,
it was great to meet you

embrace number one

months, many pass, barely a
blip on the scale of daily life,
yet there it is, palpable longing,
oh, how have you been

embrace number two

months, many more, come and go
until there is another bridge, this
time, it is safe, or reconstructed,
or perhaps no one was watching,
or the two no longer cared or
wanted anything more than to occupy
a certain language with each other
before another month went to pass,
what did you do today, love?

embrace number three, repeat

repeat, again and again, repetition
of assurances, visions, questions
and predictions, cycles of joy
exchange moments with fear
that teeter from one to the other,
see saw, merry-go-round, swing,
up and down and a confirmation
that nothing stays the same,
nothing stays the same

infinite embraces disintegrate

not enough time and too much
time passes, months then years,
then suddenly one remembers
and the other forgets, they say
the same thing with two very
different meanings,
we haven’t talked in so, so long

embraces remain a memory



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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