Lady walks
Under a red
Aviators on,
Left hand carrying
The Vuitton clutch
To the mall,
Male gaze following
Her delicate steps
And anorexic figure,
To her secret delight;

Woman works
On a construction-site,
Carrying head-loads of gravel
Covered in dust
Thin and dark,
Scorched further
By the sun,
Hardly seen by anyone.

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About Sunil Sharma

Sunil Sharma is Mumbai-based senior academic, critic, literary editor and author with 22 published books: Seven collections of poetry; three of short fiction; one novel; a critical study of the novel, and, eight joint anthologies on prose, poetry and criticism, and, one joint poetry collection. He is a recipient of the UK-based Destiny Poets’ inaugural Poet of the Year award---2012. His poems were published in the prestigious UN project: Happiness: The Delight-Tree: An Anthology of Contemporary International Poetry, in the year 2015. Sunil edits the English section of the monthly bilingual journal Setu published from Pittsburgh, USA: http://www.setumag.com/p/setu-home.html For more details, please visit the website: https://sunil-sharma.com/

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