Writing 201: Poetry – Day 10

Hot Bikram Yoga

I prayer that my body is ready
For contortions in extreme heat
Both legs are firm and steady
Start from the top, down to the feet

‘Keep breathing’ is the mantra
The sweat has already begun
As the teacher begins her banter.
There’s nowhere now to run

What makes me come here?
Why did I drag my friend?
Are you ok? Is that a look of fear?

We fold our body into a bend,
It’ll be over soon, my dear
As we finally lie down at the end.

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