Monday in January three holidays today
407 year old town our hotel and fort a lake
Raj owner lives 5 miles away
1000 people at a wedding in purple tent
Christmas lights groom rides a decorated horse
boar families wander cows
and cows children want to practice hellos
young bride in red her groom tight silver suit
posing for photos on the lake gods and goddesses
so much music and when we wake up this morning
prayer and song and our hotel guide a waiter here too
thin gentle man in a bright blue suit he says his wife
two boys live very far away he sees them twice a year
a big country he says no one he explains knows
what happens behind these walls.
You can’t just come and see.