The Fair

The Fair

The maze of tiny, colourful, temporary stalls
Adorned with pride and labour
Folks buzzing, bargaining, unlike in malls
Artisans outselling the neighbour

The blare of dafli, harmonium and tabor
Add trance to the fair
Happy faces jostling at the jalebi maker
High energy in the air

The giant wheel for most, a thrilling affair
Twinkling lights, the monotony breaker
in a tiny hamlet, now filled with fanfare
Poverty forgotten by every daily wager

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