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.