One thousand cranes

I want to learn
how it feels to give birth
in a tunnel in my home city
to hear shelling through the night

I want to draw straight lines
not diagrams of molotov cocktails
tourniquets or AK42 rifles
or posters pleading for help

I want to fold paper accurately
not bandages over raw wounds
or possessions into a suitcase

I want to make neat origami
to let loose
cranes.

 

 

Finola Scottβ€˜s work is widely published including in The Lighthouse, Ofi Press, the High Window and I,S&T. As well as enjoying performing her poetry, when not gorging on workshops she dances in her kitchen. Dreich publish her new pamphlet Count the ways