photographs from the family album

The Scrawlyst

Navy blue sofas, faded at the rims
A circular glass fixed on a short wooden tripod, nonchalantly
sitting in the space between us; the table serves no purpose.
It is too far from both our sofas to be useful for anything.
Pretty much like our conversation, that ran out of life five seconds
after it began. But that’s okay.
Because that is how you make marriages work.

My girlfriend made fun of you when they saw your picture
for the very first time. I didn’t stop them. Ruksana, however, liked you.
So much that she hoped you would reject me and marry her instead.
Some say she even prayed for it. I don’t know.
I thought you looked like a fucking monkey in that picture.
But that’s okay.
Because that is how you make marriages work.

Arranged marriages are funny because they aren’t just arranged anymore.
They are surprise marriages. Like…

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