things you take for granted

You’d assume that a vegetable seller, after a fourteen-hour day weighing melons and bagging tomatoes, can at least look forward to going home at night. But an 11:15 PM walk through the market taught us differently. Milk sellers, fruit vendors, newspaper wallahs — there they all were, some on cots and some on the ground. The cot outside the flower stand had two people sleeping on it.

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