origami dragon


if we miss
…..a fold
along her spine,
she schews left.

which wouldn’t
be a problem,
except that her
scaly scuddle
is already iffy
under the best
of circumstances.

we hang her
from intricate
indigo strings,
and take our
with the wings.



Written for Poetic Asides.

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4 Responses to origami dragon

  1. Kir Piccini says:

    your love for “blue” is never lost on me.
    I love the hue…as much as you. 😉

  2. This reminds me of how you need to treat sensitive people! 😉

  3. Opal Onyx says:

    I LOVE “S-chews” instead of “eschews.” It makes me picture myself chewing up what’s left of my own spine. (~destroying myself, myself, in other words; who needs others to put you down when you do it so well yourself?)

    Inside “origami” sits “orig(inal) am I.”

    “we hang her
    from intricate
    indigo strings” This is so powerful, considering that you might be talking about killing her. Yet, I think this is sort of a “growing into her wings” type of poem. You’re pretending to destroy her in order to built her up and teach her to rely on her own inner strength.

    Love the double meanings in words like “miss,” “fold,” and “chances.” I see a little poem in that: “Miss Fold chances” (with “chances” being a verb, of course).

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