by Drora Matlofsky

To stand on one leg,
Says my yoga teacher,
On a point in the room.

I tried.
It doesn't always help.

What does help
Is to focus
On my breathing
At the same time,

To look at my goal
Without losing touch
With myself.

That's useful.
Because, let's face it:
In life
One is often standing
On one leg.

Drora Matlofsky has been living in Jerusalem since 1984. Her poetry in English has appeared in various poetry and Jewish magazines and her poetry in French can be found on the Poésie Française site.

Last updated September 05, 2015