My Canvas Has Not Arrived Yet

by Joanna Gilman Hyde

The Tomato-coloured Couch 5:06pm

Out of the murky darkness

of a stupid little hospiral (typo I will keep) room

almost 22 years ago

I saw what I am inspired

to paint now —

God’s Joke

in brown, gold & pink —

should I stick to the original

or should I go for The Update

or could I use