Day 360 – six

Friday, August 26, 2011
Day 360
8:33 pm


six days and counting,
I am on my way to
carving a door through
the wall we once constructed

arbitrary amount of time,
but I needed to start

I see it no longer exists
and I could actually walk
straight ahead,
but I like ritual

ritual is helpful

so I burn
one ribbon
one letter
one memento
one piece of jewelry

the way I recall
you did

buried me
and us
underneath a pile
of sand
in an unmemorable
location so you can
return there someday
and we will have
no significance

that was harsh
but good

I should’ve done that

instead I sit here
far behind the curve
on this letting go thing

burning one ounce
of our weight
at a time

a piece of rope
a post-it note
an envelope
a photograph
(no, not the photograph)

but here I go,
walking this road
without you,

the way you went about it,
and never looked



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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