Monday, April 23, 2012

Stretching


author's note:

A recent TV commercial ended with a celebrity coach saying, "I'm comfortable in my own skin.

I both pitied and envied the man.


STRETCHING


I think I know why
yoga was invented:

long ago, a master realized
these contortions
are just how our lives are:

we get all twisted up
in order to stretch
then must find a way
to extricate ourselves.

But I've learned to love
such problems--love
the twists of this
convoluted labyrinth--

yes, I now accept
I'll never be comfortable
in this life, in this skin

because once I've adjusted
to one position
I then turn the rack up
another notch...

I must.


© 2012, Michael R. Patton
dreaming steps

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