1. you must recognize what most do not:
it is less an art of folding
than of unfolding,
an intricate process through negation.
2. as you fold the first edge, in upon itself,
or press your finger's nail to a crease
you must know this will all be undone,
that the goal of such movement, is not
to be left as is, but rather to create a line--
a reference, so one's next step might be more clear.
3. as you reach the final folds
& form a wing or delicate neck
consider what you've heard of trees
whose seeds will root only in ash.
consider the attention,
undivided, as each one blooms.
--Britton Shurley in Bateau