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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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