A similar scene takes place in "We The Animals" when Ma's coworker Lina comes over to check up on Ma and there is the brief intimate moment:
"Then she put her lips on Ma's lips and held them there, soft and still, and nobody- not me, not Ma, not Joel or Manny, nobody- said a word. There wasn't a word to say." (32)
This is another example of maybe where two women understand the subjection that they undergo as females in this culture and it creates this compassionate and intimate connection.
But like in most of these other literature's, it is brief and never mentioned again