SOUTH CAROLINA SENIOR POET LAUREATE
Verna Puntigan

ORIGAMI

Some times I feel I am paper
being used for Origami,
folded and creased,
unfolded and flipped.
I ponder
but only for a moment
will I tear?
And that is when,
with one final tug,
I go from plain paper
to swan.


Verna Puntigan, 64, of Spartanburg, is a fulltime writer/poet who has worn the Senior Poet Laureate hat in South Carolina several times. She contributes to cookbooks, including the local Mobile Meals Meals on Wheels cookbook and The Stroller Cookbook column in her local newspaper. She writes articles, but says poetry is her first love. She was born on the Scorpio side of the Libra/Scorpio cusp.