by Joanna Gilman Hyde

The Tomato-coloured Couch 5:30pm

I have had a love affair

with a diamond ring —

well, with its Inclusion —

I nestled It, The Pale Arrow

in the crook of My Arm

for weeks it seemed

until today when I put it, the ring

back in its blue box

for that day

when I need again

to feel perfection

symbolized in The Distorted Gleam