Offering, artist unknown, Padangtegal Sacred Monkey Forest, Ubud, Bali.
Who is the artist
That made the perfect brush strokes
That are your eyebrows?
Who do I compliment
For the exquisite sauntriness
Of your gait?
Where do I go
To offer an offering
For the blessing of your pulse?
Who sprinkled those freckles on your cheeks?
What is the longitude and the latitude
Of the place I should show gratitude
For each of your earlobes?
Where do I kneel
To pay homage
To the perfect knobbiness
Of your knees?
Where exactly is the temple that’s dedicated to your temples?
Who is the sculptor
Of the slope of your shoulders,
The decider of the circumference
Of your wrists?
Who dreamed you up?
And why did he inflict you
Bali, Spring, 2011