A few moments later she re-appeared with some magnetic words from a poetry kit and began to stick them to the radiator.
The first wonky line of words read:
mum dad and me now
Then she went back to the bedroom to find more words, and when she came back took the 'dad' from the above and placed it in the second line:
I see you but no dad
And then she went into the bedroom, found two more words and returned with these and a photograph of the Bim and his son, her greatly missed half-brother who lives in Ireland. She pointed at the photograph, and then stuck up her final two words:
I have left it there all day, her short, eloquent expression of the nub of things.