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                                           Nana Beer Garden Girl                     Chris Coles

                                           Copyright 2005 Chris Coles

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She works in a beer garden off Soi Nana, the early shift from eleven AM until nine PM.  For two weeks now, every day, a German man has come to see her.  He buys her a few drinks and they go to a nearby hotel.  He gives her more than she asks.  He talks to her in broken English, almost the same as hers.  Hes over fifty and very friendly, also nice to her friends.  Tonight hes flying back to Germany and gave her some flowers when he said goodbye.  He has promised to come back, hes not sure when.  She smiled and wished him good luck.  Inside, she is crying.