(9a; curfew; two women, niqab, flower power, cosmopolitan, un-tabulated; mazloom-silly; on a rickshaw; they have asked the puller to stop; the pair watch as two people, a middle-aged man—no doubt of his sex—claw-bunched up, hairline receding; and for records, a university student, a woman, collar-bone-length grown-out; have what is at the time called ‘altercation,’ but even without 20:20 is assumed by the observants as assault.
Note: It is not unclear how the observants avail such lucidity in a situation where it is patent who is hitting who, whose eyes are oil and water and what is about to happen
Furthermore, it is paramount that the reader judge. If not by the constellations, then by the sense of right and wrong, the insufferable urge to hope)
not the most watched event in television history
stuffed, lack thereof
chintai, lack thereof.
not eager to show it
must bide time
only for the party allowed to go five rounds, bolo-punch, toying, machete, toying, throw the fight, toying, chole jao, toying, chole jao, toying, chole jao, toying, egula ekhon leikha ki hobe, toying?
there is solidarity among all involved,
except that, who we have declared
never would do
something like that
in cutthroat, jeans-saggy, bhuri, shemai, plural, agitated from where vermilion sinks to pink; labors as clockwork; motorboat knifing into the wounds of kalbaishakhi; the sinew and mosaic of leftovers; the brochure’s plunder of ivory; the horror of the mirror as a miscarriage of sight
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