Paper Boat © Ward Meremans
Paper Boat © Ward Meremans

© 2009 Sandra Jean-Pierre

As I am folding these pieces –

these wayward
bothersome pieces
these fulsome tiresome pieces
of this Self,

curtailing the
the sumTotalall-ness
the genteel mock/smallness
the wholesome boldness

of This Self

it occurs to me
… occurs to Me

that this,
folding

should not be in the doing
should not be getting done

anymore than
gagging is for silence
than blindfold is for blocking Vision

this folding
should not be in the Getting Done

Not with these smooth even creases
or the even even edges
nor with these calm even centers

this folding
should not be in The Doing

No
not just yet.