Cut to me with a flat metal trowel, smoothing the surface of the wet cement. I flash on an image of someone sitting in the tub which is filled with cement, and the cement hardens around her/him (it is not clear who the person is). As the cement hardens, so does the person. And I picture men in construction clothes jackhammering the fossilized body out of the tub, leaving the hole which I have just filled in.
I wonder if my mother will find a renter.