8:00 AM -
Prepare for Law and Business prep class.
5 minute break.
Class over. Mom. Car. Tuna Sandwich
Vodka Martini. Crushed Ice. Shaken with orange and lime.
Final drafting of law school applications begins for National Law University and Common Law entrance.
Rush.Nehru Place.Blue Dart. Kolkata. 50% student discount.
Screwed.Broke.No cash. Bouncers intimidating.
Problem solved. Walk back home.
7: 20 PM
Gasp.Not the runner I used to be. Gained weight. Slow.Struggle. Nicotine gum instead. Mental note.
Friend and her two grown brothers.Music.Speed.
The Asoka Hotel.Parking.Walk. Nehru Park. Delhi Jazz festival.
Red Lights. Electronica. Jazz guitar. Jazz percussion. Tree. lanterns. Screens.
Phonecalls. Joints. Chips. Grass.Jazz.Lenses.
Drags.Holy smoke. Buzz. Sinking shoulders.
Auto rickshaw. Helpful. I.N.A Market. Delhi Metro. Dwarka.
Delhi Metro. Crowded. Stoned. Dehydrated.
Phone Battery dead. Middle of nowhere. Miles from home. Empty trains.
Not just coke. Dinner.Hunted wild boar. Wine roast. Bread. Cheese.
Stupid movie on TV won't end. Not just coke.
Ram Krishna Puram. Empty roads. Lovely breeze.120 KMPH. Family.
Home. Water.Sneaky.Not just coke.
Cigarette. Boxers. T shirt. Terrace. Breeze.
Being grateful. Happiness. Nostalgia. Longing.
24 hours earlier-
Tomorrow is a new day. It's funny how things chance in just a few hours.
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