Poetry

At Least He

At least he lets you wear crop tops.

At least he lets you keep your job.

At least he plays with the kids.

At least he still has sex with you.

At least he doesn’t cheat.

At least he comes back every night.

At least he doesn’t come home drunk.

At least he doesn’t raise his voice.

At least he doesn’t slam the door.

At least he doesn’t beat you.

At least he doesn’t force himself on you.

At least he is gentle.

At least he hurts where it doesn’t show.

At least he killed her painlessly.

 

~ Ila Railkar

Mumbai, India

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