PEAK’S BIRTHDAY

by Joanna Gilman Hyde

The Tomato-coloured Couch 6:35pm

I have come a long way

since My Son

was born

27 years ago

& I have decided to make

My New Year’s Resolution

early:

NO MORE SIGNIFICANCE

TO SEQUENTIAL 2’s —

if I could stop drinking I can

stop anything —

and I WILL stop The World

when It’s Time