It is what it is

is a typical way

Of disavowing responsibility.

Uncaring, perhaps.

But said by a Soccer Mom

at a Cub Scout meeting

About why she loves gift cards

At auctions as opposed to

Lame artsy crafty stuff.

Because she's been too busy

Running everyone to practice.

And then someone else's kid

Came in with the announcement

That kickball is the worst game

Ever invented in the history

Of sports. An assessment

With which I myself cannot agree.

But it is what it is,

Which means nearly nothing in this

Particular context, only a way

To bring the beginning back.