If we sit to work or pray, the back curves
in all the wrong places. Take inventory:
straighten the spine; tuck the hips forward.
Assumption: Lactic acid builds and pools in stillness.
Solution: Always move. Bend.
Do not sleep.
Soldier says, Remember Maslow’s Hierarchy.
I say I do not have the strength
to rest or to cook—let me learn
to throw a punch.
Assumption: Evil exists.
Solution: A rabbi says evil is just
the absence of good.
Scoop through the spine with intention.
Exhale all the language
for problems never meant to be solved:
bridge the hips. Pulse
toward the ceiling or G-d.