• Vol. 03
  • Chapter 06
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Origami (The Balancing Act)

But how do you do it?

By folding parts of the East inwards
when prejudice gleams
in eyes opposite —

by contracting inwards
humanism taught in schools (and life)
from the jingoist gaze we love —

by listening ahead of speaking:
always measure the audience before
treading the waters of

potential revelation (what you are) —
always inwards, never outwards,
this is the requirement of balancing

two lives, two dreams;
one for the roots, that lies in the past,
one for the future, once you’re

bold enough

to dream that there might be
some say in how it shapes,
the form it takes,

with a little help from kismet.