SAFELY STOWED IN THE LAND OF NOD*

by joannagilmanhyde

The Tomato-coloured Couch 1:22pm

I want to put Roses

on My Brother’s Grave

on His Stone

inscribed with The First Bar

of Fur Elise

He taught His Niece Eliza

but I am certain

His Roses

lying there

would blow

away

*Howard Talbot Walden Hyde

October 6, 1962 — November 22, 2007