© 2018 Barbara Grace Lake

 

Revolving, undulating hips
Suggestively a finger licks
She promises with arching back
Her sexuality for sale

Lewd shouts cry hunger pounding fists
Keep tempo as their mouths devour
Their raging eyes remove from her
The meager g-string, bra she wore

A lustful audience tonight
Brings dollars, dollars on the floor
Her rent to pay, her child to feed
Away from here, away from sex

Before this night the woman sleeps
She silent prays to keep her child
From knowledge that their lives depend
On sexuality for sale