Can I Take Your Wife as Loan? (For Graham Greene)

- Subodh Sarkar

 (Translated from the Bangla  by Jaydeep Sarangi)

Subodh Sarkar with Jaydeep Sarangi
I swear, I will do nothing
Will not grab anything
Will not pull anything
Only for day
Can I take your wife as loan?

I swear
I’ll not take her to Diamond harbour
My ex-lover goes there
If she can locate me there
I’ll lose my job, my smile
My monsoon will go away.

I swear, I will not do anything
I’ll not disclose to your wife
How bad you are as a husband
You walk odd, your uncultured handling of fork
You speak poor English
Where you had been last afternoon
Promise, I’ll not disclose them to your wife.

I’ll not make her read
The diary of Che Guevara
I’ll not purchase bangle and handkerchief for your wife
There is no use buying bangles. Faith doesn’t dwell in those iron bangles.

I swear, I’ve tasted your salt
I may die but I’ll not love your wife
For a day only
One day only, ho ho!
And ha ha!
I want her as loan, pure loan.

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