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June 24, 2024

Gas Coupon Lover!

By Pranab Ghosh

Gas Coupon Lover!

Hungry tides rose from the
Depths of her navel,
Engulfed her abdomen
And moved further down
And then it started to
Creep up along the spine
And fill her whole body
With a craving that she
Did not know how to
Satisfy, with no money
In the wallet and no
Job to look forward
To in the daytime.

She massaged her breasts
And vagina, took a shower,
But the cravings refused
To part with her ...

Then she knocked on
The neighbor's doors
In search of that love,
Which could be bought
In exchange of gas coupons.
She could hardly wait
As she entered the
Apartment of her
Lover-to-be and
Undressed and
Settled on the bed
With the gas coupons neatly
Spread on the bed-side table.

Then he came and it happened
Love-making in times of recession!

Drenched she left, grateful and satiated.

It was her birthday.
Her parents came to
Visit her with cakes
And wine and she
Hid her agony as she
Pulled on a smiling mask
Over her face ...

Then there was a knock on the door
And her gas coupon lover stood
In the doorway with an earring in hand.
Her mother had opened the door
And as she started to dream of
How her son-in-law might be,
Her daughter hid her tears,
Joblessness and discomfiture!

Article © Pranab Ghosh. All rights reserved.
Published on 2021-08-23
Image(s) are public domain.
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