Poetry at Sangam

SangamHouse

 










PHUKET GIRL by Abhay K.

I stand in a street in Phuket
    holding a placard—
 ’Thai massage for 300 Bhat.’
I lure strangers
           promising them happy endings.
A man finally stops,
            asks me— ‘how long?’
I reply smiling—
             ’as long as you can last.’
Two-three turns every night
              enough to feed my children
to buy cosmetics for myself 
            a free day
                 no one to boss me around.