by Joanna Gilman Hyde

The Tomato-coloured Couch 6:47pm

What Is The Intrinsic Value

Of One Human Life

— Where — On This Planet —

Or Anywhere Else?

Is There Somewhere We Could Go

Where We Each Would Be Worth

All The Silver, All The Gold

On Some Other Planet — What If

It Didn’t Have Any — What If

It Had A Plethora Of Diamonds?

In My Book, We Better Stick

With What We Know

& I Know Each Of Us

Cannot Be Measured

Any Where

By Any Thing