I am no monkey god,
but I am hopeful of magnificence
Hanumanasana the body bends in two;
& I am willing to trust that,
under the right desperation,
I someday will leap the canyon;
Not today. Not with leggings on…
Hanuma the monkey god
knows the depth of deception
knows the self can be a cruel adversary.
The monkey god knows not of his deity
only of his body – asana – posed
on the mortal coil. The monkey god
in desperate attempt to make the jump
is magnificent with Hanumanasana;
the body bends in two.