In The Circles Under Our Eyes, Bordy meets his mother in a diner to borrow money and feels guilty for his lack of success in her eyes.
BORDY: I would die without you. (beat) You are the only person that’s ever been there for me in my entire life. The only one that’s had my back. If it wasn’t for you, I don’t know. I don’t know what I would have become. I fight for my dreams because I want to make you proud and I want to do what makes me happy in my life…I don’t want to be looked at as a loser in this family…it’s not right…I’m different, I get it but nobody ever seems to care about who I am and what I do. Nobody ever gives time to understand and that’s alright. I love everyone. It’s fine. But being looked at a certain way without knowing anything about me, sucks. You know? But listen, good things will come, I love what I do and what is meant to be will be…I have no regrets and whatever success comes my way, I want you to be here for it, so make sure tomorrow when you go to this doctor that you leave there knowing you’re okay. You hear me? Alright?
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In the one act eplay Circles Under Our Eyes, Bordy asks his mother for money and in the midst of it finds out that she could be terminally ill. 1 Woman, 1 Man. Drama.