I had fallen into a semi-subconscious trance, limbs folded into my chest. I lay within the sunken centre of my bottom bunk. Maria, Shariece, Stella and Tyrone were ‘bogling’ to ‘Wicked Inna Bed’
But once we’d eaten, everyone quietened down with the dimming lights, spread out on the floor or across the sofas overlapping someone, we watched The Colour Purple which I hadn’t seen in a while. That Celie gave me joke.