POEM Kynpham Sing

NWR Issue 108

The Pimp


O the ignominy of my lovemaking!
The marble-chipped kitchen floor,
the cold linoleumed living room,
your narrow bunk, my double bed,
the dark corners,
the sitting, the standing,
even the bathroom with its shampoos
and toothbrushes...


Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih, poet, short story writer, and translator, has published a number of books in English and Khasi (official language of the Khasi people of Meghalaya, north-eastern India). His latest collection of poetry is The Yearning of Seeds from HarperCollins India. At present he is an Associate Professor in the Department of English, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong.

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