The woman is somewhere within range of taxis and trains with phone money keys. I won't expect her before morning. I've tucked in the kid for a third time after herding her through the evening rituals.
Close one door and two have rooms. Close two doors and three. This cherry kitchen table was an oak bar with a long brass coiling rail and rows of light. There's the face of Virginia Woolf in the grain where a cereal bowl would be.