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In order to work he had to

Somehow ignore it's presence

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He is standing there, legs apart,

Gnawing at whatever nourishment he can find.

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And she is ... Into it

Retching heartily

3

He face is ... And white as the

Beaded with perspiration
Flesh of a fish fillet in the supermarket

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Jogging beside the ... Rod

Transcendent

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Could compete of even keep up with this

Gladiatorial species of northern power

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Arun finds himself nodding since he

Cannot convey to her what he would give to join the two men instead

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Stuffing them in so forcefully that she might be angry.

Arun is alarmed

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At that moment he has had enough

Of her compassion

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'We don't know how

To eat. We've got to learn'

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She smiles a

Bright, plastic copy of a mother-smile

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A smile that is tight with pressure, the pressure to perform a role, to make

Him eat, make him grow, make his worth all the trouble and effort and expense.

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He is reminded, fleetingly, of

Beggars on Indian streets

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On the other side of the world, he is caught up again in the

Sugar-sticky web of family conflict