Act 1. Creation of the layers
She rises from her bed with a groan;
Splashes water, cold, to feel something.
Paints the layers of her face:
Concealer, dab and smooth;
Eye shadow, smoldered- into a smoke of hidden intentions.
Collared shirt, blazer, pencil skirt.
Coat of lipstick- a shade darker than the pink underneath.
Bag. Laptop. Coffee.
Another look in the mirror.
Check of the bag.
She walks out the door with a smile.
Act 2 Scene 1. No Peels
Her steps resonate the hall.
Click. Clack. Click.
Determined, fast, productive.
Coffee in one hand, purse in other, smile on face,
A “Good morning, how was your weekend?”
Nods. Light chatter. Contained laughter.
Sits down. Scribbles a checklist.
Rhythmic typing like a soundless keyboard.
Act 2 Scene 2- The Peeling Begins
A barely audible sigh;
Furrowed brows, bent shoulders,
The knot in her stomach is uncontainable.
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