Day 355 – religion jar preserves

Sunday, August 21, 2011
Day 355
1:22 am

religion jar preserves

Door opens

One inch

Now the sun can fit through

Four hands clasp clipboards

Finger taps

Ankle metronome

Unconventional marching band

Too early this morning

(Every morning, too early)

My eyes focus on the lines of their ties

Palms point to prayer

Pressing into wonder

Pamphlets for nothing in return

But their return

For 11:00 am today

Next week’s clock will be less patient

I am eager to read their words in solitude

As if I will summon the gavels

Turn church into courtroom

But I never ask where they were born

And they never guess I am different

Right here on these steps of forsaken sleep

Concrete steps in between us

Our hands seem only to build walls



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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