Emisenla Jamir

‘We want at least,
one of your daughters for our son,’
they said.
Really? Either one?
As if they were doing us a favour.
As if
We were two goats
On the market
for sale.
(Courtesy: Woven Words, A Collection of Women’s Poetry, Department of English, Kohima College, Kohima, 2017, Heritage Publishing House3, Dimapur, Nagaland)