Preparation for Yoga – a poem by Amit Majmudar

Preparation for Yoga

Notice butter
that’s gotten to know
the hot rough toast 
a while will
at the gentlest pressure
of the butterknife
just soak and vanish 
effortlessly in.

I zero myself 
lotus position 
on the bright-embered 
pyre of the world
and when I feel
my thinking melting
golden sinking 

and only then

do I begin

Amit Majmudar’s work appears widely, including in the Best American Poetry anthologies and New

1 Comment

  1. Two of my favorite things- butter and yoga!

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