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 with smiles–
              ’as long as you can last.
‘
Two-three turns every night–
              enough to feed my children

to buy cosmetics for myself 
            and a free day–

                no one to boss me around.