Artwork: Usarae Gul
Poetry

Desi Queen

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Damp dustin’

Dirty dish bustin’

Grocery listin’

Button fixin’

Biryani flexin’

Underarm waxin’

Children taxin’

Roti rollin’

Husband patrollin’

Dadi callin’

 

 

 

 

STOP WAIT.

 

 

 

 

You’re late.

 

 

 

 

Bleach yo face,

Whiten to taste,

Lengha press’d

Ghee-got-you-fat

So damn stress’d.

 

Shower’d & dress’d

Tummy surpress’d

 

Now for blingin’

Jumka jinglin’

Panjangla tanglin’

Bangles banglin’

 

Kajal flickin’

Lipstick stickin’

 

Final touches,

Hair brushes,

 

Get in the car,

Kids in the car,

Seatbelts click,

Looking slick,

 

Satnav on,

Won’t be long.

 

Desi Queen,

Arrives at the wedding scene.

 

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