I would have written better at the time
when you used to churn ghee out of the malai collected by me
but that thought was lost before I could write.
It was constant process but
then, mother changed the method and she instead made curd out of it
she would churn the curd for butter and chaas
with that your hands too changed from firm to soft
in the process whole house evolved
malai was now a distant thought.
But reference of it almost never died
turned into a skilled fight
although with malai a lot of stereotypes dissolved
but somehow ones with curd evolved
for house was her commodity now
where her life would revolve.
Noor, you should know how to claim what’s yours
but why, if it’s truly mine
it’s not about the curd or malai, she would say
it’s always more
good books have rubbed your innate core
why didn’t you tell her – said Noor
sometimes Noor you will have to ignore
ghee can be made out of butter too all the more
because to know is not good for her
but for you it will help you take your path
everything fickle is not always lost
what’s important is to let go
as life’s only hope is change
and our will to live up to its game.
Malai – Fat layer on milk after its boiled
Ghee – clarified butter
Chaas – buttermilk