How I Got Married?

It is a ten-minute event
which takes place
in the temple.

Parents, siblings,
aunts and cousins
queue on either side.

The temple bell goes
the priest chants performing  

aarti.. The sanctum turns vibrant.

The boy nervously
 eyes the girl, who
 is shaking with fear.

The eyes of the girl do the trick
 catch a glimpse of the boy
 unnoticed by the crowd.

The family elders’ step in
exchange thamboolam
a precursor to the wedding.

A ten-minute discovery
paves the way for a lifelong

partnership.  Going strong to date.