Learning to Flow

The instructor says the most important 
thing is to make the movement come 
from the spine; in order to do that, 
the hips must loosen, the knees do 
a soft bounce. Wrists moving in circles,
rope-ends lossely held between finger 
and thumb; it takes only a little push, 
and the pendulum's set into motion. 
Make the line whistle clear through air 
and part it. Step through the narrow 
fissure that opens— a glass waistline 
where sparkling particles of sand suspend 
in the space between the country prior to 
this one and the country it will become 
after anything passes through it. Believe 
there's a time and place where not everything 
has happened yet, where somehow there might 
still be lessons to learn from the not dead trees.

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