Day 332 – containment

Friday, July 29, 2011
Day 332
2:46 pm


a heart is rising to the top
of a sealed jar

closed atop her head, by
pressure of

veins grow wings,
the blood suggests

when legs pop out
of the glass

and no caffeine is needed
to leap out of bed

no one can contain a heart
the size of three seas,
of thirty wings,
of Tripoli

she is about to score
the largest notch

you will help
or see her

see her body feign sleep
before it goes to
burst, yes, burst

burst or bust

it won’t be long



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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