Central

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”

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