NO. 225

March 20th, 2011 — 11:46pm

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on its way

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No. 225 Bonnie Chaya-Bracha Herman – Tzfat, Israel
In addition to her request for a crane, Chaya-Bracha wrote the following poem inspired by the Eleven/Eleven project:

A Crane For Kaleena
for her mother

I learned how to fold a paper crane on a school bus.
We bounced between the soft brown imitation leather and laughed – a day out of class.

I remember the highway zooming outside, and my friend, my teacher – her patience. I begged her not to stop until I could do it without her.

Until I had the folds memorized.
Until I knew the creases perfectly.
Until I knew how to make it fly without tearing its wings.

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