Hang on. One more thing.
I want to tell you about saying, “No.”
and being completely uncomfortable
sick to your stomach
that you’ll be seen as
the bad daughter
the ugly sister
the bitchy wife
the “once upon a time” friend
and your insides feel like goo
and you seriously doubt your skin
will hold your innards in
and you think for a moment
about saying, “yes,” and that makes you
tremble and shake
as bile rises from the pit of your stomach to the top of your throat
and you know
you must say, “no”
and so you do
face to face
because over the phone is so uncool
and you tell your father or brother or partner or bestie
you tell him, “no”
and nothing you imagined happening
All that worry
and hand wringing
was all for nothing
and you go on
and talking about how cold it is this winter and your plans to be someplace warmer soon.
My poem “Saying No” poured out of me from a writing prompt in Laurie Wagner’s Wild Writing. Check out her program. I highly recommend it!
Wine After Yoga was a huge success! As so many of you said, “it was the perfect afternoon!”
Huge thanks to Cask and Vine for taking such good care of our group!
Stay tuned for the next Wine After Yoga event!