It was like discovering the word draped. Nothing before that night and nothing after that night would ever drape the way these women draped themselves all over that apartment.

They draped themselves halfway out the window, like half-smoked cigarettes; paid no mind to streetwalkers staring up at them. They draped themselves over radiators like it was nothing; skin, grate, skin, grate, skin, grate. They draped on each other, draped on rugs, draped on the floor. One woman somehow draped on a wall. I did not know you could even drape on a wall.

They draped as if their entire bodies…

Michelle Rosique

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