Flat Upon my Back

It’s when she says, “walk in your hands”
That I begin to breathe,
I know that’s supposed to happen all along
…. it doesn’t come with ease

A downward dog, to me, you see
Is not my normal thing
To stick your butt so high above
Great pain to me does bring

I know the moves will someday come
I know I’ll gain in strength
To bow to greet my knees again
I haven’t got the length!

The plank, the warrior, tadasana pose
They challenge every thought
My head believes is right for me
I give them everything I’ve got!

As graceful as an elephant,
… As wistful as an ox…
I move from here – contort to there
I step outside my box

Shavasna, though, it seems to me
Should be simpler than the rest
To simply lay and breathe and flow
It’s what I do the best

Yet – to simply lay and breathe and flow
Is difficult to do
My mind does wander, my muscles twitch
Still – I can’t believe we’re through

It seems that time has flown so fast
I’ve focused, stretched, and groaned
I think I grew another inch!
And the craft – I’ve slightly honed

Next class is here before too long
Once more upon my matt
I stretch, I breathe, I reach new lengths
…..While flat upon my back!



About inmycorner

This blog began as an opportunity to tell my Dad's stories. I sat with him and the computer and together we told stories. It was a wonderful way to get to know Dad. He was 9. He and Mom had a wonderful life together and since she passed away a year and a half before him - Dad was ready to join her. I no longer tell his stories but have found stories of my own. The impetus to resume this blog was the discovery that I had stage 4 ovarian cancer. Since blogging had been so therapeutic for my dad and I to get through our grief, I felt maybe this would be a good outlet to process my situation. I also hoped it may serve as an outreach to anyone else who is facing this very ominous journey. So far, so good.
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3 Responses to Flat Upon my Back

  1. That sounds like a brilliant way to meet new heights. 🙂

  2. Gallivanta says:

    My problem might be getting up again!

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