In the Market of matrimony
He is the best seller
He is much sought
He is living on land afar
He flies every second
in the market of matrimony they said!
by well to do families they said!
floating on cruiser on salty sea they said!
in painted luxurious bird they said!
spoke unknown language.
girls and ladies
in fair and dark skins.
Women in many colours and sizes.
‘I want Indian wife,
a wife typical housewife not home maker’
He asked someone
he wanted a wife to serve him
domestic girl in coyness
who can rejuvenate his taste buds
a wife to tend his future children.
In a nutshell
He wanted her
to save his money
to endure magnified complaints of his people.
not a lady in heart and soul
but ‘A machine’ under his thumb.