Limerick: Once a Meat-Vendor in Mylapur


Limerick: Once a Meat-Vendor in Mylapur
 
Once a Meat-Vendor in Mylapur*
Set up shop (O!) Brahmin virtue pure
No hungry customers
Knocked past the front shutters
Though brisk business raged at rear door.
 
 * Brahmin enclave in Chennai, Tamil-Nadu, India.
Brahmins were not vegetarians from antiquity.
 
© T. Wignesan – Paris, 2013

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