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…