Not a Scaffold

Written by: Shishir Gupta

They whisper in hush tones
stealing glances askance
furtive and guilty
with their pant and skirt down.

He had walked in
when they were at it
he had built a lot of trust
that snapped phut.

But the snap was not fresh
this was a pretty old crash
for now he grinned ear to ear
and saluted the lucky guy.

And said thanks for sweeping
and the sleeping that I could not afford
here is my new bed 
that's is really one,

and not a scaffold.