November 9, 2014

When a Mugger Jumped from the Shadows. {Poem}

Hamed Saber/Flickr

When a mugger jumped from the shadows,

Child’s Pose helped me surrender


Defeated by another political party,

I took strength from Warrior Pose


As my children went from laughing to crying then

sleeping within moments, I flowed along in Chaturanga

to Plank to Up-dog.


Drunk with power from conquering a competitor

I regained humility by falling in Tree Pose


When the boiler bursted, flooding the basement

Boat Pose didn’t really help


But when my dog couldn’t play dead I showed

her with Corpse Pose





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Author: Michael Mark

Editor: Emily Bartran

Photo: Hamed Saber/Flickr

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