Suzy Storck | Gate Theatre | 26 October – 18 November


I get up in the morning not because I’ve
had enough sleep not because my eyes spring open not because my body longs to
stretch out not because I feel like it I get up in the morning and I do what
needs to be done to keep everything working so everyone knows where they are People get up in the morning that’s what people do They get up in the morning and
they do what they have to do I wake you I wake the children the baby’s crying I give him my breast the one that hurts less the one where
the cracks in the skin aren’t so deep and up goes my arm and switches on the coffee
machine up goes my arm and switches on the toaster up goes my arm and picks
out the t-shirt you’ve asked for from the pile of washing and I smile at
everyone while the cracks get deeper and the sores bead the tips of my breasts as
if my nipples had been sliced and I watch you leave the house and I’m left alone with this child and I’d like to cut my breasts off I don’t get up for my own
benefit but who does? Who?

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