She looks better today. The longed for sleep has revived her. Her hair looks good. The weight although slow to shift is shifting. She leaves with a self-esteem never achieved before.
She waits. She waits still. A little longer. Its late. Its always late. It arrives. Ten minutes late.
Panic. Panic builds. She struggles to find coins. She must have the correct change. She drops her purse. The pennies roll. Pain thumping inside her veins. Blood pumping inside her head. Sweat running between her breasts and inside her thighs.
She picks herself up. She pays.
She sits. Relief. She sits. Relief. Stares down. Relief.
Her eyes dart to the side. I see them. She hears them. She sees them. I hear them. Quiet whispering. Whispers. Giggling, whispering, laughing.
Pearls of sweat forming on her forehead, mouth dry.
Mary Mary quite extraordinary