She gets down on all fours to scrape a living
Cleaning homes, washing clothes and dishes.
She starts her day first by bending down
To sweep the forecourt with her broom.
She keeps the neighborhood spick and span.
Next, she adopts various postures and shapes
For about six hours in all, while on her grind
Before she resumes serving her own family.
The maid watches her mistress in yoga pose
And chuckles to herself behind her sari's tail
Wonders if hard work got paid that is a job
And when it isn’t, that must be yoga for you.