Day 345 – this is why

Thursday, August 11, 2011
Day 345
10:51 pm

this is why

to see the burns, to approach
the fire

when flags become one-way
plane tickets

when flags are blankets for some
and ropes to the rest

when flags become hands that
pry shoulders from 2am beds

when flags are sea-facing planks
to the tired, poor, and weary

when flags become blindfolds,
gags and wires

when flags are steel bars, metal
handcuffs and copper brooms

when flags become puppets who
offer up string

this is why there is fire, this is
when there are burns



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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