Day 337 – open closed boxes

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Day 337
11:20 pm

open closed boxes

there are many
stowed away

-upper reaches of
the heart’s closet-

ones with the
typical bruises

ones with lovely
raffia and ribbon

maybe one or two
I’ve but forgotten

yours protrudes,
sitting ever still,

outside flaps,
frayed corners,

stubborn cardboard,
refusing to close

so I search for
duct tape, staples,

anything to bind this
messy package

because my shelves
have grown heavy,

-quarantine promises,
married to history-

as your contents
look to be sealed



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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