Tagged: origami

on an overgrown

on an overgrown
path, unwalked walks fold into
majestic cranes, wings

stretch towards filtered light where
we can still dream of meeting
.
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the promise of spring

january is

january is
an origami crease, not yet
a fold, limitless
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: crease

three-hundred-thirty

three-hundred-thirty
hours, nine-thousand-nine-hundred-
fifty-eight pieces

later, an origami
masterpiece, winter to spring
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: masterpiece

you and i are two

you and i are two
maybe three folds away from
becoming something

recognizable – a crane,
a balloon, a boat – weightless
.
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when burying memories,

when burying memories,
pinch the far
corners together so that
all traces are lost
within the resulting
crease, check to make
sure that your chin is
tucked in when you
make the drop.
if anything else
resurfaces, you
have to consider
the meaning behind
this self-sabotage
.
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we build memories

we build memories
on origami shelves, multi-
tiered, delicate.
the weight of this
reminder alone
gingerly shifts our
balance, pulls on
each minute like
they were loosening
petals
with seconds
to spare
.
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Sunday petal folds

this is just to say

this is just to say
.
in five easy
steps, with
mathematical
precision

i have
folded the
promise
you made –

so that even when you
cut holes into it
you leave a few
surprises
.
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i am unfolding

i am unfolding
sorrow, an elaborate
crane.

i am
unfolding the
symmetry to study
each line, each
road to abandonment.

i
am unfolding four
corners to reveal
the choreography
of an ache
.

i am tempted
to ball it up, to
rub out the
lament –

but for now, i
concentrate on
unfolding
and unfolding
and unfolding
.
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