John Beaton: I Do Yoga

I don’t have much get up and go
but now my mat lets people know
I do yoga.

I was ungainly as a frog
but now I do the downward dog.
I do yoga.

I’m still in a decrepit state
but now I breathe and meditate.
I do yoga.

Folk used to look at me with loathing
but now I’m sporting skimpy clothing.
I do yoga.

When I go for my angioplasty
it’s not goodbye, it’s just Namaste.
I do yoga.