Invitation to Summer

After such a cold spring
your presence is requested to enjoy
one long, delicious downward dog
irresistible to small children who will rush
to climb the universal gesture of a jungle-gym mama

If you topple over or fall
let me be the earth pressing upward
our bellies breathing together
bodies filling with laughter
so ready to lean into
the sun-stained days of summer

And while I’m at it, you’re invited
to the newly hung hammock
No need to call, just swing by
Be prepared to go nowhere and do nothing
but rock gently and stay up late
watching the sky,
that empty channel
even the kids like surfing


Written for the Pose of the Month, Adho Mukha Svanasana at Evolution

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