Lavatio – the act or instance of washing or cleansing

Lower clothes first – she suffered cold on the shoulders the most. Velvet skirt, tights, socks. Slowly stretching upwards then, blue jumper off, elastic t-shirt, her hands encircling her breast to reach the latch of her brasserie, opening the shower door, avoiding to look herself at the mirror, focusing on being within the limits of her skin, merging herself with the hot steam expanding into the room.

Number 11

Lying on the hollow of your neck
leading the way to the scar
running through your back, it ends
at my fingertip coming
at the night, brittle night
broken with the promises
you don’t dare to make
you forgot you told.