Pre-embryonic

Somewhere in New Delhi, maybe Shanghai, or Beijing, there’s a girl with no dress to wear. She prostitutes herself for pennies with only a slip to cover her prepubescent shame. Mamma sold her for five dollars and bought herself a bag of rice and a dress for herself. Now the pimps love her and beat her and call her whore so we worry about a fucking deficit in the Hamptons? This is not a picture painted by Van Gough or Rembrandt. A snapshot of aristocracy in black and white, truly the work of kind Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, and Hindus alike shot from not dissimilar cameras.


Stan Grimes

I am a retired social worker. I graduated from Indiana University, married with four children and ten grandchildren. My current project: learning the acoustic guitar.

6 Comments

LaMarr Wenrich · March 12, 2018 at 8:21 am

So very heartbreaking… thank you for sharing..

    Stan Grimes · March 12, 2018 at 9:47 am

    You are very kind…thanks for your comment LaMarr

Angella Meanix · March 12, 2018 at 3:34 pm

Intense – eye opening.

unholypursuit · March 13, 2018 at 9:13 pm

Thank you for talking about a real subject most of the world consider too horrible to hear or read about. A world no one want to hear about so they turns a blind eye or a deaf ear making all who see it and do nothing about it as guilty as her mother and pimp.

    Stan Grimes · March 14, 2018 at 12:22 am

    Thanks. I agree. People have indeed turned their backs on their brothers and sisters living in pain.

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