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Summer (Yoga) Poetry Project: Fire/Space

Summer (Yoga) Poetry Project: Fire/Space

This week’s episode of the Summer (Yoga) Poetry Project is inspired by the kind practice you do when you don’t know what else in the world to do with yourself. This is usually a good time to sit down.

Much love and thanks for reading, Erin

2. Fire/Space

when you finally do concede
the seat of your rage
you might discover
an astonishing tenderness
laying just to the side of it
and a truth about fire, which is that
it requires space

 

no burning goes on
burning the same way forever
run out of fuel and you have to
do something else
look up
the wall is not inviting your head,
not really

 

if your bones are sore why don’t you
gather them into a pile and
wait a minute
wait for their secrets to be spoken
they are spoken in code until you decide
to stop encoding

 

and just speak plainly:
this is sadness
this is worry
this is things not turning out the way we planned
things not turning out the way we planned means
there were always possibilities we didn’t consider
there was always more space than we could see
 

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