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Poem - In Restroom Stalls

The poem “In Restroom Stalls” is based on an incomplete poem stub prompted by a competition about prostitution. I finished it out, emphasizing the power differential and uneven spiritual nature of flesh for money trades.

In Restroom Stalls

In the back of cars, in the restroom stalls
human nature draws contracts
with give and take as the norm
some for pleasure, some want control

the bond is there for the cash
where some connect for no bucks
transaction is the alternative
this for that, then separate

they say joy is had by all
this is far from the mark
survival is the claim of one
while the other seeks to control

power stems from the wallet
differential in power’s game
don’t forget the mastery
it’s held by the one who pays

in its wake the die is cast
contracts bleeding the two souls
leaving something there to die
in back of cars, in restroom stalls.

© 2017. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved. 20170424.
Tags: poem, prostitution

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