Forget Me Nots

A poem has lost itself.
Lines are missing and words are jumbled
and the stanzas wobble on cloud high stilts.
It was all set to be scrunched until
sympathy was invoked and it was
folded into an origami beetle.

It walks through the kitchen door
looking for its missing lines
hoping to unjumble itself and find
its own solid footing under the big dipper
shining like forget me nots
caught in Godzilla’s fire.


Image found here:

The above image is Satoshi Kamiya’s Samurai Helmet Beetle. It’s a work of genius, and my origami nemesis. But I’ll fold it, one day.

NaPoWriMo day 25. This machine writes poetry. And likes Godzilla references.


About skyraftwanderer

A person who enjoys writing short story things, poetry and other random things that come into my head.
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3 Responses to Forget Me Nots

  1. simonhlilly says:

    Fold mind
    Fold sound
    Find word
    Sharp lines
    Open, closed
    Tip of tongue
    Held between lips
    This way
    Then that way
    Frozen form flows
    Into paper.

  2. ManicDdaily says:

    Super charming. Your origami is pretty great, even without the beetle. K.

  3. Art Brûlant says:

    Great Poem! I can identify!

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