Existential Origami

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Every morning I make these folds.
Gentle creases encourage
   initial shaping,
blank paper expanse
   transforming,
as valley folds take hold.

Every morning I make these folds.
Manipulating fingers
   push and merge
swallow wings
  along imaginary
…………………………dotted lines.

Every morning I make these folds.
Through fragile, temporary
   structures
my mountain folds
   summon up existence.

Every morning I make these folds.
Finally flight path ready,
   my plane of existence soars.
But how many flights?
And how many planes and paths?
For every day I make these folds.

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4 thoughts on “Existential Origami

  1. Repetition is at the heart of ritual and reshaping and you have blended these three-r’s to the point of riveting the reader. This piece stands out RT for its quiet pattern of reinforcement and rejuvenation.

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