Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh

Temples and temples 1600 artists

spent 25 years building this  ancient city

now guides and tourists our learned guide

three masters degrees

he explained erotica blow jobs in particular

not literal he said but there we all were

not looking at metaphors the Hindus didn’t look

like they were thinking about the afterlife

and neither were we, standing near one of the most

beautiful sites in the world trying to understand

sex and India and so much religion and what it means

to be a tourist trying to understand

Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.


  1. Love reading your poems! Particularly since two months ago I was on a very similar trip with your guide. Love the way you expressed yourself in reference to being a tourist in India and soaking in the culture and religion. Have a wonderful trip!

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