That first class was 
scary, hot, and challenging.
But something clicked,
and it didn’t matter
that I:

      lacked a cool outfit
     was overweight
     struggled with balance

I belonged,
on my mat
in that community
which radiated

compassion, creativity, and acceptance

So I’ve stayed,
opening my third eye
stretching ligaments, tendons, muscles
expanding my awareness of the universe
exploring options,

wending my way home.