Cameras, this summer

Debarun-SarkartwitterDebarun Sarkar sleeps, eats, reads, smokes, drinks, labors and occasionally writes and submits. He studied English and Sociology at the universities, but now spends most of his time juggling between freelancing and writing while halting at Calcutta for the moment. Works have previously appeared and or are forthcoming in The Brown Critique, Aainanagar, Foliate Oak, Cerebration, and The Opiate.



Cameras, this summer

I
The cameras capture images
without our consent
at every crossroad
in the city

Flash, forward, rewind
capture
76 frames of belonging
at the city centre

II
When she went back home
this winter
we looked at each other
through the screens
the cameras
our extended sensory
apparatus

Flash, forward, rewind,
capture
28968 frames of longing
in the two bedrooms
across hundreds of kilometres

III
At the protests
angled visions of scopes
captured
1254 minutes,
or so I could trace
and the police captured
footages with each hand

Quantification of frames…COMPLETE
Recording the body….PARTIAL
Verification…FAILED
Identification…PROCESSING

ERROR: Critical Datasets Missing

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