Day 340 – Fat Man

Saturday, August 6, 2011
Day 340
8:53 am; 11:05 pm

Fat Man

The rule of law of
Dares:
The next must top the previous one

At the turn of
Two centuries
Before
Man
Two little boys started by
Eating twigs, then
Two branches, followed by
Whole trunks, each one
Bigger than the other than
The next

They grew bigger and bigger
When one day one dull boy
Had a brilliant idea
To stuff himself to the point
He would split himself in
Half

Split!
Like a banana
Split!
Cried the other boy

Do it!
Do it!

Organic matter will not suffice
And they raked the mines
And broke the pipes
And stoned the levees
And ransacked the rice
Until that was not enough

They went diabolical

The other helped the one
Find ingredients
Pro
Neu
Elec
To
Fit between terrible particles

Make for a monster sandwich

Monster sandwich!
Monster sandwich!

But does it taste
Good?

That is the
Dare

Taste it!
Taste it!

Must eat it to
See if it works

To grow
And
Grow and
Split

Apart

Into

A
Million
Pieces

Into
A
Million
Pieces
He did

Split

It worked

One was
Left
To offer up a
Another

But no one
Could be
Found

He was left
Scratching his
Head

What on earth
Could
Dare
Top this?

tkk

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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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