Hot, sweaty, sultry, sticky,
Wats and wats and then the Grand Palace,
A King who became a monk and he sat on the floor when he talked to the poor,
Canals, waterways, shopping, bargaining….am I getting ripped off?
Art on rice paper,
Sorry just looking…opps, betters start booking,
Sultry, salivating, sweating, searching for shade,
Did I say the King became a monk and he sat on the floor when he talked to the poor?
Rice, chicken, noodles, pad thai, mai thai,
Coconuts, thirsty, tired, searching for shade,
How much to go across town? No, no stopping for shopping.
Bumpy, rough, rocking this way and that, weaving through traffiic, dripping, sweating,
Man I need a shower
Skyline has something old, something new, something battered and something true.
Golden Buddhas, reclining Buddhas, Monday through Sunday Buddhas,
All the while the current King became a monk and he sat on the floor when talked to the poor
Crowded, hot, rich, poor, humid and sublime,
Siam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, cultures all intertwined,
Diverse shrines combined,
Smiling, cagey, eager to please and eager to leave
Wats everywhere, orange robes galore, so much folklore,
Monks praying, tourists straying,
One more satay, another pad thai and a coconut on the street