OF COURSE SHE TOOK HER RED SOX TEDDY BEAR

by Joanna Gilman Hyde

The Tomato-coloured Couch 6:30pm

She left tonight for Her Cottage —

Eliza’s Cottage — The Atlantic House She partially grew up in

It’s fifteen minutes closer to Her Summer Job

& She took the dehumidifier from The Hawk

to get the dampness out

She took Her Vegan Food from the cupboards

& left most of Her Clothes in Her Closet

The Lincoln She left in was making Its high-pitched scary noise

but She drove away

anyway