BREATHING EXERCISES

June 29, 2017

 

 

I.

She won’t roll away & not watch me.

Y’see, I won’t  seem to take,

When I dream (or I wake).

to take  another breath  before

The scene fades, before

lights go up

then down  to more of a zoom.

She waits in our bedroom for me to resume.

II.

We went to go to a yoga class.

Where a barefooted, hairpleated group leader;

beautiful, and calmer than a

merciful last coma,

She insisted that our deep breath is

the gist of all of it  (within, & out).

We rearrange the short & tall of it.

The Gist to change the depth, see,

of our sea of possibillity.

When we inhale

we rememorize  our own gods.

We exhale our hell.  barefoot.  on a mat.

Whew. To all that.

III.

When I get to go to the Gulf of Mexico

I’ll try out  into the drink,  1st thing.

I’ll try not to think when I try to let go

&  sink when I deadman’s float all day,

into what I think of as a spiritual drift, in a way.

I’ll hold onto my breath,

face down,

head down.

 

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8 Responses to “BREATHING EXERCISES”

  1. My favourite bit was ‘whew to all that.’

  2. When we inhale

    we rememorize our own gods.

    We exhale our hell. barefoot. on a mat.

    Superb writing. ~PR

  3. beautiful meditation on… meditation in poem wrap

  4. jillianmrks said

    This is the best piece I have read on WP in years. Excellent work 🙂 A perfectly woven tapestry of abstract with concrete. Emotion with intellect. I just love it. “Merciful last coma”–Gorgeous.

  5. jillianmrks said

    Reblogged this on JILLIAN MARKS and commented:
    I never re-blog, but here goes my first. Fantastic poem.

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