Can You Bow?

Can you bow so completely
that your crown spills its stars
into the earth?
To bow is the supreme
yoga posture.
All other asanas
just remove the stiffness
so that you may bow.
Don't simply bow to the Master,
but to each grain of pollen
like a bee.
Topple with the burden
of sweetness.
Fall down to the stream
that trickles from the precious
mountain snow.
Prostrate to the frog
singing in your garden at midnight.
Genuflect
to the silence of the deer.
Bow to the wail
of the newborn American
whose mother crossed over
the border last night.
Bow to your breath
and fill your body
with the sky.
Can you bend this way,
and pour out a river
of peace?