FORTITUDE

by Joanna Gilman Hyde

The Tomato-coloured Couch 7:34pm

No haiku tonight —

I’ll write something

long & drawn out

like how I conjured up

Nothing

from one of My Thought Cycles

& ended up not knowing

what to think

or why

or how —

I have recovered

here on my Tomato-coloured Couch

where I am comfortable

at Home

relatively relaxed

with A Husband on His Computer

telling Me to take a break