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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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.