who mutually respect each other
the relative speak about them
They say the husband
listens to his wife. She is
the kingpin in the family,
as though the man is not strong.
For long the wife did not bother,
as she knows it emanates from quarters
where illiterates convene, She ignores
She retorts, saying those who mock,
perhaps, pay heed to their mistresses,
in the process discloses the names
of the second women of the speakers.
The bold claim reaches the slanderers’
who shut their mouth, dare utter
any remarks about her. Put their heads
down with disgrace.