a poem by Jayati

Cigarette on lip
Laptop in hand
Tight under arm a foreign boyfriend
Female student
Seasoned in beds
Swing in night clubs.
Secure with a guy
Her movable, immovable assets multiply
Side by side college exams.
The boyfriend
Toil day long without end
To bring comfort.
Her smoky commitment, absolutely meaningless
Smog of gloom cover future plans
In chain, with painful wound
The guy ramshackle, hopelessly
Her friendly armband
Dastardly a handcuff in hand
Leaving him blank.
Thanks her tight grip and State Laws, Foreign Relations
The ruin of a young man.