My eyes rest on pieces of furniture
when I went to Singapore
a few decades back,
I could not take my eyes
out. Got stuck by the
grandeur, I stood
for hours examining them.
Being young and financially
dependent, I dared not
express my wish. They
remained in my memory.
I say to myself
if wishes were horses
beggars can buy. I quelled
my desire thus.
Years passed with mundane
commitments, to taake care of
success and failures ,emboldening
and suspending the activities
I straightaway ordered
minding not the cost,
consoling it is a life time wish.
when my friend shared a picture,
She did the sourcing, importing,
delivery all in a time so quick
for me to believe. They came home
one fine morning.
I stay glued to the dining table ‘
with its chairs, the living room’ set,
with peacocks and flowers embedded.
Each time I see them they seem new.