Too Big

Need a reminder to start that exercise program and lose that weight? Try shoveling out after a blizzard. I tell myself this after every storm. One of these days it’s going to stick.

today i felt the weight of you
as never before.
upright, we move together
and though i am not pleased,
i am not shocked, nor alarmed.
but turn perception on its head,
and suddenly i feel you
bearing down on my neck.
frighteningly large, i loom above myself.
i am too much for me to handle,
you are too much for me to bear.
i breathe in slowly and relax
stretched out on my mat, i dream.
we are thin, strong, supple.
we bend with ease and grace.
and from any point of view,
my body and i are perfectly matched
and at one.