Bending Reality – A Poem

In this position

Head down, ass up

Heels reaching for the floor

Hands grounded

Bent at the waist

Breathing in

Breathing out

In this position

Blood rushing to my head

Feeling the solid earth

Flexing with the strength of my body

Hearing the life breath around me



Even for just an hour that the world is good.

This poem is in response to Patrick’s Pic and a Word Challenge #162 – Bend (I’m on a streak!). I love the photo Patrick used and his words about how the bends in the road/river/life can obscure the end, but how you have to keep on going. This speaks to my life right now as it is in a “bend”: I just have to keep on going to see where it will lead me! The “bend” can be exciting yet nerve-racking….or peaceful, centering and power-giving – if one can just relax into the pose.

©️ iido 2018