Poem 3: Epilogue, by Makarand Paranjape


Epilogue

by Makarand Paranjape

 Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio , Basket of Fruit,  circa 1595

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Basket of Fruit, circa 1595

 

Breasts, buttocks, and lips
Fruit of the body
Make a nice offering. 
But they don't have to be eaten entirely,
Just touched or tasted
To be sanctified like prasadam
And returned to the votary