The Odd Couple
over in the corner,
he boxes her in protectively.
sending out a clear territorial message,
she's mine, do not touch.
What right has he,
perhaps a contract of marriage ?
to draw up the lines of permission,
upon which she can speak out.
timid in the corner,
a Thai bride smiles sweetly
yet scared to even breath
because he will say a big no.
what fear has she,
for bowing here into submission.
a strangle hold about her throat,
from which she's no escape route.