Jump in the car back out as my seat belt goes on, carefully look for people, cars and dogs as I drive slowly but hurriedly down the street turn around at the end of the block, Damn forgot my coffee, make my way back
Carefully position my hands, fingers spread, hips slowly back to downdog, stare at my feet, take in each toes.
Grab my coffee, leave again this time more hurriedly
Slowly raise one leg in the air, move through thick air, relish it
Speed up, play with the radio, grab my phone make sure it’s nearby
Plant my right foot between my hands as I wiggle my toes, left arm reaches up slowly—gaze at my wedding ring, breathe smoothly, eyes fixed
Attempt to merge, annoyed that the car is not moving over to allow me in, holding my breath
Left hand returns to the floor, carefully pick up my right foot soundlessly as I bring it to meet the other one at the back of my mat.
Open the window, adjust the air conditioner, think about the weekend ahead
Breath in and breath out, notice my breath
Answer the phone, distracted by the call, miss my exit
Glide forward to high push up. Rounding my back, feel the expansion and effort
Lower to the floor, turn my head to one side, breath in, relax
Do a U turn, is this legal here?
Turn my head to the other side, notice the girl’s butterfly tattoo on her right shoulder
Back on the highway, find my exit, take the curve sharply. Notice the police officer he didn’t see. Sigh of relief
Child pose, deepen into it. Hear the softness of my breath and the person’s next to me.
Park, skim the curve with my tire, get out and check it. Looks ok. Race to my office door as I hit the lock button for my car three times impatiently
Shimmy forward to cobra, arch my back feel every vertebrae. Stretch my neck. Feel sleek.
Open the door to my office, light a candle, say a prayer of thanks and gratitude
Hands at my heart deep inhale, Ommm….