COMFORT ZONE

 

 

 

 

 

By Lisa Huddleston

 

Balance is simple on a yoga mat

Edges are clearly defined

Fingers and toes can stretch without fear of stomping

And everyone respects anothers’ space

 

In other places a comfort zone is hard to reach

Each bubble is a different size

Angry elbows crowd in one spot

While it’s the knees that cramp in others

 

And still other spaces ebb and flow

Making it uber hard to be sure

Today’s fence may not hold tomorrow’s flock

It may not be tall enough or wide enough or strong enough to keep the little herd safe

 

So we do our best in the space of this day

Fingers and toes stretching against the comfortable edge

Elbows and knees colliding with other crowded joints

And goaty-heads butting the prickly safety of an expandable wire fence