Touch: The Journal of Healing



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Touch: The Journal of Healing

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Unfolding Origami

    by David Olsen

In silent self-protection

a tightly folded bud

encloses latent possibilities.

A gentle touch reveals a rose.

Another, deft and delicate,

releases a fully open leaf

capable of any new shape.

Faint creases record her past.

© 2013  David Olsen

David Olsen's third poetry chapbook, Sailing to Atlantis, is new from Finishing Line Press.  Since early 2011, he has placed poems in Acumen, Envoi, SAW Poetry, Orbis, Assent, Interpreter’s House, Bloodroot, Deronda Review, Scintilla, Babel, Sounds of Surprise, and competition anthologies from Cinnamon Press and Templar Poetry.