By Malachi Edwin Vethamani
The husband The wife The children The child custody The wife gets The child support The husband pays The family house The wife gets The housing loan The husband pays The joint bank accounts The wife gets The balance supplementary credit card bills The husband pays The lawyers’ bill The husband pays The signatories The witnesses The dates Husband leaves the cheque on the table. The husband leaves The wife leaves
Malachi Edwin Vethamani is a Malaysian Indian poet, writer, editor, critic, bibliographer and Emeritus Professor. His poetry publications in 2022 include: ‘Rambutan Kisses’, ‘The Seven O’clock Tree’ and ‘Love and Loss’. His other poetry publications include Life Happens (2017) and Complicated Lives (2016). He has a collection of short stories titled Coitus Interruptus and Other Stories (2018). His poems and short story have been published in Borderless Journal. He published the second edition of A Bibliography of Malaysian Literature in English in 2015. He has edited five volumes of Malaysian writings in English. He is founding editor of Man Matters Online Journal.
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