by Joanna Gilman Hyde

The Tomato-coloured Couch 5:42pm

My Kitchen is a one-woman


with “everything at My Fingertips”

as voiced by a former neighbour

from Shelburne where The Kitchen

was a communal eat-in

in the very old Shakespeare House

The Kitchen in Atlantic

opened out to the rest of the downstairs

& there I never felt It was Mine anyway

“My Kitchen” as I feel here on The Hawk

where I cook giant casseroles

to eat by the week

& where I am happy

even putting away the dishes