Audition for a Role in My Own Life 

“I forgot my line”


She balanced on the heels of fluoride pink slippers 

Piercing holes in the shag rug


“I forgot my line”


lips deflating, 

Cheeks rock climbing up the bone  




You are 


Judy, Veronica, Jean, & Clara


You are  


Mary, Grace, Carmen, & Ava


You are 


Audrey, Sofia, Marilyn & Greta 



Fingers crossed 

Hips askew



With a face like that 

she could have been every woman 


With a dream like that 

she may just be none.