Temples of Bali

an island like a fortress
dominated by deadly volcanoes
beautiful beaches, beautiful cliffs

along one of the beaches one day
I wandered as far as I could
going for the sunset temple

reached the sunset, not the temple
on a beautiful empty beach
I found a cliff I would not pass

a road on top of a ridge
canals also on top of the ridge
running water to green rice fields

water on top of the mountain
people so friendly, some greedy
long cab ride back

a day in my memory
on this night of full moon
same body, same me

the memory of being tired
what does "me" mean?

as I wander through life
on the shores of beautiful islands
this lovely planet

sometimes I see
another beautiful planet
our full moon

where I may never go