Auntie Ne’mat

“Tell me, dear.
Are there any potential suitors?”
“I don’t want to talk about it.”
“We don’t have to talk about it.
Just tell me if there’s someone.
How old are you now?”
“I’m old.”
“Okay, so that means you need to get married.”
“No, I don’t need to get married.
That’s not our ultimate goal in life.”
“Then what is?”

“Tell me, dear.
Did you fool around with someone?
We’ll keep it between us.”
“No, I didn’t,
And I’m happy this way.”
“Happy? How?”
“I don’t need a man in my life.”


“Should we expect something to happen soon?”
“Something like what?”
“Like finding a husband.”
There’s nothing like that going on.”
“You’ve got to get moving.”
“Get moving how?”
“Find out what your friends are doing,
And do like them.”
“Do what?”

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