by Joanna Gilman Hyde

The Hawk Kitchen 2:55pm

I put My green-checked apron

on over My Glittering Chains

dangling from Eliza’s left-over sweater

while a big black cat circles My Ankles —

I’m ready to make lasagna

for various dinners this week —

the first week for My Husband

in His New Town

The First for Me

as The Doctor’s Wife