A Man in Sham Shui Po

A jobless man lives in a cage
in Sham Shui Po crowded with subdivided cages
subdued, hungry and thirsty
He kneels down and prays for necessities
He has not eaten for 40 days
Cameras flash around him
Newspapers splash photographs on him
alongside the sale billboards of luxury apartments
The public fingers point in awe and amazement
Rumours spread around the city
Some say he is an artist
Some say he is a neurotic
Some say he is a grassroots university graduate

A week later
The man is forgotten by the city
No one bothers about him
He eats the bread
drinks the blood
His cage is removed with his dead body.


written on 13/11/2013

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