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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Origami-Emily Kurn

Practice it gently-

the origami of the heart,

the aortas and atriums, left and right

ventricles folding inward like paper

until it is a little boat set

loose inside of you.

It will be a thing without

anchor pulsing along your waterways: the

canal of your carotid, the

gutter of your small intestine, the

still open sea of your lungs.

Your little boat will drift awhile, the salty

air in its sails, the storms advancing and

retreating, the hull strong

until the tide carries it ashore and

at last you will find it,

moored behind your breastbone,

ready to be unfolded

slowly, carefully, back into your heart.

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