Earth and Sky

Yogis do not touch

the earth
beneath their feet.

All breath and fire,
they grow thin,
rootless,

reaching only for sky.

Wild-eyed shamans,
earth’s children,

pull medicine
from peyote nightmares
and twilight.

Attending to family and village,
rooted,

they do not soar.

Earth – Sky

Neither shamans
nor yogis
find heaven -

everywhere!

Ivan Granger