and then om echoes through the room

i)
downward-facing-dog:
when the sense of up and down
inverts, tailbone floats

ii)
sitting back to back,
i lean forward, you recline
as i support you

we breathe as one and your weight
feels solid: our love is this strong

iii)
upward-facing dog:
like when we were five and we
played at being seals

iv)
to make a tree with
my body and yours: hips touch,
arms spread as branches

v)
child's pose: as if you
were very small and thought that
hiding was easy

as this, as shutting your eyes
and curling up, fetus-like

vi)
shivasana: the
moment when breath comes from belly
and the floor dissolves

February 2004