Children played with action figures

in a circle on the floor.

Daddy went for a run,

Mommy snuck out of the room

to change, to be ready:

clean clothes – check.

brushed teeth – check.

washed face – check.

combed hair – check

She felt refreshed.

But there was one more thing she needed to reset:

a moment of silence to be with herself.

There she sat, she wrote, and wondered,

how long it would be until they found her…