could use a new name.
People throw fire in Central drawing and re-drawing its streets’ lines which is only a little funny because of its
namesake. On the weekends Central is more diagonal than straight. The skyscrapers morph
into black-clad people, they may as well have been glass themselves. The harbor’s lights reflect
back purple and blue and green against hard plastic gas masks and from
somewhere above Central, some observer could be forgiven for mistaking them for short buildings.
Central is square blocks
and always has functioning traffic lights. at night, on weekends, Diagonal functions almost as well as Central does. The police
write their signs in English and Chinese (for the tourists, you know) “WARNING TEAR SMOKE”