The Maid

She goes on leave for just 15 days,

From the 15th of Feb, till the 15th of May.

15 and 15 and add some more,

Accept that she’s gone and she’ll knock at your door.


15 times “x” – ‘cos she has a long way to go,

And you’d rather wait than employ someone you don’t know.

It’s just 15 days – you know she needs a break,

But what you don’t know is how long she will take.


The maids here would go on leave before Holi, and one never knew when they would return.

Many shops and small businesses here in Kharghar struggle to be competitive and provide quality service to their customers during this time, because they have the same problem with their staff.

Copyright © Anita E Kohli, June 2019. All rights reserved.

Published by Anitaelise

Piano Teacher, Poet, Relaxed Housekeeper & Blogger

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