Maintenance

This one came to me one morning as I was flat on my back doing my just-out-of-the-shower daily stretch routine. So it started before I even made it to the sidewalk!

Maintenance

Right knee to breast, feel the strain.
Now, the left. The pain, again.
Right leg up, to point and flex.
Once, a dancer. Now, an ex- .

Lift both legs and circle feet,
first outside, and then in.
Clench your buttocks fifty times,
then do it all again.

Work against the gravity.
Envision strength and grace.
Not Hercules, but Sisyphus,
knows the task I face!

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