August 3, 2014

I Eat in My Head During Yoga. ~ Michael Mark {Poem}



When the teacher says Gorilla,

I hear Quesadilla.

High Plank sounds like flank steak.

You know it does.


He says Mountain Pose, I see a fluffy cloud of whipped cream

on a sundae.


Boat makes me crave a Banana Boat, which I will eat directly

after the sundae.


Downward Dog is the bun, mustard, onions and the

grilled frank—turkey, tofu, kosher—being swallowed down.


Supine Twist is a martini with a little turned lemon slice.


Yogi is yogurt, frozen, swirls of mango and pistachio—

no one likes pistachio, so I don’t have to share.


Table Top is Thanksgiving dinner. A long table, all the fixings.


Triangle is a wedge of pie: blueberry, cherry, all the creams.

Sometimes I smell pizza!


Forward Fold is Jell-O mold—go ahead say it, it’s perfect.


She says Back Bend—I’m tasting Cornish hen.


Warrior 2 sounds like second helpings of BBQ.


Namaste—Yoga’s over, I’m mad-hungry: ‘Get out my way.’


*Anything else said in class will usually be heard as Chocolate or Cheese.



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ctfdmama Aug 6, 2014 11:29pm

Chair pose? Like pull up a chair? To a table? With FOOD on it? Sure, I'll take a seat.

Tania Aug 5, 2014 2:29am

hahah incredibleeeee!!!

Cathy Aug 3, 2014 12:19pm

I think you are inside of my head, Michael! Hahahaha. Outstanding (again)!

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Michael Mark

Michael Mark bows to all his Teachers. He is a hospice volunteer and long distance walker. His poetry has been published in Red Booth Review,Every Day Poets, Scapegoat, Camel Saloon, OutsideIn Magazine, The Thing Itself, Silver Birch Press, elephant journal, The New Verse News, Word Soup End Hunger and other nice places. He invites you to follow him on @michaelgrow so he can follow you, in case he gets lost.