✿ lessons from the inversion table

when I hang
upside down i see
that everything around
me is different
from what i’ve imagined
we’re not pressed
earthward, we’re all
suspended
and swaying

and we walk on the sky

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About nosuchthingasastraightline

I grew up in tiny Lyme, New Hampshire, where I drew, roamed the surrounding woods, and first entertained the idea of God while listening to my mom's Beatles records. I studied biology at Harvard University where I wrote for The Harvard Lampoon and also began writing poetry. I have since made a living variously as a comedy screenwriter, teacher, and private tutor in math, science and writing. I’ve released three CDs of original music as the singer-songwriter and guitar player for Crooked Roads (listen to latest tracks here: https://soundcloud.com/crooked-roads). My poetry writing has been inspired by Rumi, Billy Collins, William Carlos Williams, e.e. cummings, Antonio Machado, Federico Garcia Lorca, and others. My two books of poetry, "The Morning I Married the Sky," and “Free this Morning” are both available on Amazon.
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3 Responses to ✿ lessons from the inversion table

  1. pennsivity says:

    Loved this, made we want to hang upside down .. 🔝

  2. pennsivity says:

    we = me (of course!! Warning, rogue typist at work)

  3. Thanks, pennsivity! I recommend it. It feels good and it’s fun to look at the world that way for a few minutes every day. It helps remind me that you don’t need to go off somewhere exotic–the same old world around you can be magically transformed just by how you look at it.

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