Folded Creases


Paper crane

Creases folded to make

On a rainy day

Set it down

Watch the river take it away

Travels on concrete squares

Avoids roots

Showing through weathered cracks

Adult hands

Undue stuck crane

Child eyes

Move from right to left

Through the thick pane

“Mommy look, it’s a paper crane floating away.”

Droplets hit

Trying to take it down

Rain boots

Make a splash

Crane goes flying for a few seconds

Child hands

Set it back up

Paper crane swims ahead

Coming to a drain

Rain water crashes like a waterfall

Crane falls down the first crack

Into temporary darkness

Down a slight slant

Finds its way to the pond

With paper flowers



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