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Origami by Aaishah Mayet

Aaishah Mayet | Jul 15th, 2020 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

Pillars on the promenade
Paper boats
Paper planes
Fix the corner
Launch it
Float it
Flies then falls for a reverse fold
Propelled by a sink fold

Who are you to be?

Visions of the mountain’s fortitude
Giving rise to rifts
To valleys
Of liberated ecstasy

Who are you, not to be?

Pen it
Paper it
In poetry
As you scream
In vastness
In complexity
How a poem
Can’t hold me

Poet Bio

Aaishah Mayet hails from the City of Gold, Johannesburg, South Africa. She works in the Healthcare sector which, for her, has bridged the frontiers of our shared human experience. As a self-confessed bibliophile of many years, literature remains her teacher and her sanctuary. Her works include Haiku published in the Lotosblute, as well as poetry published online in the Agbowo Limits issue, Praxis, Poetry Potion, Active Muse, the Brittle Paper and Amaliah.

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