Published in Black Market Re-View: Issue 1article-2161079-13A9FE3A000005DC-608_964x773

He squats
in a dhoti,
can see all
Abu Dhabi
from the
83rd floor
he’s taking
a break
from
building.
No rail’s
in place.
If he loses
balance
he’ll fly
for 30
seconds
at a guess.
Pakistan
spinning
to victory,
England
positioned
precarious
-ly below.
Still as
a gull on
the wire
he nods
when
another
wicket
falls,
rises
like a
yogi to
his full
height on
the edge,
dhoti
tumbling
round his
pencil frame,
raises his
arms to
stretch out
a yawn
before
turning on
his bare
heels back
to work
the next
floor up,
full of
holes and
misplaced
masonry.