Origami intricacies tangle skeins
in the brain, tie knots in fingers.
Many contortions in a tiny piece of
paper create strange objects, creatures.
For her eighth birthday Auntie Jo
gave the eight year old an origami
book to foster her love of paper craft.
Each week after her maths tutorial
the eight year old quickly organises
the after noon high point – origami.
Now for the harder objects in her
book. She has drawn up a list of
objects with only two pages of
instructions for Auntie Jo who won’t
do longer ones, who flatly refused
to make the six page dragon.
Auntie Jo folds, the eight year old
repeats the fold, looking at the
book’s instructions, fully engrossed
in her paper creation.