Contrast ..,.. by Punam
Finally! free from the drudgery
of cleaning, sweeping, swabbing,
doing utensils in four households
her heart exhilarated!
but loss of monetary independence
now dependence on dwindling doles
perturbations pained her mind!
The thing that bothered her most
a housemaid for the menial chores
lockdown gave her the chance
to break this last shackle of injustice!
but mired in all the chores from morn till night
where her “own” independence has disappeared!