In The Eagle or The Tree
we are the apogee
of all that’s poised and proud and self-contained.
And in our Mountain poses
we’re serene as summer roses
and solemn as the wisdom we’ve attained.
We do Camel, Cobra, Cat
with bellies taut and flat.
We do Firefly, Flying Pigeon, Fish and Frog,
each one eyeballing their karma
like a reborn Dalai Lama
but everybody laughs in Downward Dog.