The ones who are born with me
and those who turn in laws
reside in loftiness.. saunter
in excitement,

broadcast and podcast
their splendour. The blood
related quips “I am born with a
golden spoon.”

the other, emotionally charged.
claims ” I have acquired
enough, seven generations
can survive” ( literal translation of)
Ezhu thalaimurai
utkarnthe sappidalam.

My jaws drop hearing their
disclosure, .looks they are inebriated.
Living away from them
devolves a sense of platitude.

Blessed I am to have
such opulent siblings.
Fortunate still to be related
to such prosperous in laws.