Origami

I cannot

Be broken

Twice

But life is

Doing its damn best

To bend me

Fold me

Into painful

Sharp

Origami shapes

 

Crane

Butterfly

Swan

Turtle

Frog

Dragon

 

Over and over

Deep creases form

In my skin

My muscles twist

My bones scream

My heart aches from compression

My soul cries mercy

As I contort

Become unrecognizable

Fall to the ground

Like crumpled paper

 

8 thoughts on “Origami

  1. This is a rather interesting take on using folded origami paper as a metaphor. Others would have gone Zen with regards to the Japanese art, but I really like how you’ve gone the other way round…

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