will be played. Nevermind
that you never
auditioned for the role. Nevermind
that you swore you’d never be
that woman who cries
as the school bus pulls away. Nevermind
that your child is not
even on the bus yet, that you
are looking out the window of your apartment
with your infant in your arms.
Just the thought is enough motivation for you now.
The part
of the mother must be played.

Katie Manning 

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