Two Poems Inspired by Yoga

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Overtuned Fiddle

Like an overtuned fiddle

the music is painful

notes of neglect

stanzas of heartache

hamstrings don’t lie

we do

the players, the athletes of life

don’t know when to stop

until the tight hamstring

meets its edge

crying out

I need help

I can’t move.

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Hip Opener

Hips painfully spreading

parting on the mat

experiencing things I repressed

like the night he kidnapped

my virginity

hijacked my soul

blindfolded me

killed my dreams

until I promised

not to scream

not to say a word…

Trauma teacher, yoga therapist

I’ve stored secrets in my hips

that I thought were gone

you’ve discovered them

painful treasures

for you to cradle

hold, heal the hurts

soothe the open wounds

get back what I lost

make me whole

all through my body

all through my life.

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