by Joanna Gilman Hyde

The Tomato-coloured Couch 8:35pm

Tonight I bit into

The Meaning Of Life

It was Crispy Cookie

on The Outside

with Chocolate Chunks

& Chocolate Ice Cream

in The Middle —

I took several savoury bites

as I did when It was first served

to Me

in The Dark of March 31st, 1993 —

I crunched The Chocolate

& The Ice Cream melted

on My Tongue

I swallowed My Last Swallow

& then It was gone