Yesterday evening, you came to see me,
To tell me about a flat you had bought,
In the lap of unequalled, unrivalled luxury,
With twenty four hours generator back-up,
Water supply, and absolute privacy.
I stared at you: rattling incredulously,
Wondering if it was applause you sought,
For buying something beyond your means,
Or was it just one of those scenes,
When your prattle made me stand speechlessly?
I offered tea, but you ended abruptly,
A sale was on, you had to use money sparingly!
You rushed out, I pondered confusedly,
About buying something so extraordinary.
I stared at your sandals that needed a stitch or two,
Much in your life, demanded attention, pressingly,
Here you stood talking about walls, impressively!
Had you come to convince yourself or me!
© Jaspreet Mann