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My Lord Arjuna

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lisa



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One day. As I was leaving work, just as I got up from my desk I got a call on my cell phone. I was just politely whiling away a full four minutes standing and talking as I moved to the door.

Above my door on the street side over the bill board 3 pigeons live. They strut up and down and when I open the shutters in the morning I look up at their feet. And duck just in case.

This noon as I came to the door from within I saw from a distance two raggeddy poor North Indian nomady looking boys walking among the traffic, heavy traffic, yapping nineteenth to the dozen to each other. As I was winding down on the phone I watched absent minded, the smaller boy easily, fluently pull out a sling shot from inside his torn grey shirt now just 15 feet away. Just easily without breaking his stride, without stopping his yapping, without even aiming he pulled the elastic back and let go. I paused with my foot on it's way down to the step.

Was he.

He feinted left then right moving quickly and caught the bird as it fluttered down 2 feet in front of my eyes and with just one move pushed it inside his grey shirt.

And just like that they 3 were gone.

Melded into thick hot Indian traffic. Gone.
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One needs to be a pretty good shot when, whether or not one eats depends on whether or not one hits ones target.
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