Friday, March 23, 2012

[Poem] Origami

Mrs. Hutt, I won’t become
The statesman you hoped I’d be.
I’ve turned into a minor poet instead,
Killing mosquitoes in the summer heat.

Please don’t think I wasn’t paying attention,
And didn’t profit from your words
But people like me
Have to find our own way
To use paper and ink

To reshape our world
Of coins and prayers

One square inch at a time.
From Japonisme, Laoisme, 2012

March 23, 1910 was the birthday of director Akira Kurosawa

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