Muslin dress and shoes with high heel. Semolina and raisins and a slap across the face. Dark brown streets and occasional neon, a blue midnight. A crowded apartment with young boys that hang out staring at the floor of the lobby all night, grinning and humming. A neighbour pokes his head out, to see what's the noise, can't tell if the scream was in danger or or in fun. Out the balcony and into the hot cloud of the night