. . .
And later that night, she will go home and fill the bath with hot water. She will step out of the dress, let it slip down her shoulder, thighs---ankles and slip in. She will rub every inch of her skin, raking her fingernails down her arms, chest and abdomen to the soles of her feet until it hurt,
until she feels soft
and alone again.
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