Made in Singapore
The singing bowl chimes, resting elegantly on the smooth mahogany shelf.
Product of India
The spice jar preens, tucked amongst a wide variety of oddly shaped containers.
This shop is full of exotic items
Imports from the farthest reaches of the world.
Stored in but a large, concealed hole in the wall.
The items found here are not only commodities of the world
But traveling culture.
The bundle of incense, a mobile spirituality.
The dainty band of beads, a third world mother’s livelihood.
A round Buddha rests on a pedestal positioned by the entrance
Graciously collecting offerings in the small dish at his feet.
A teacher to all sides of the world.
Coins brimming from dishes both here and there.