M(Eye) Motherhood

by Joanna Gilman Hyde

Eye cut a bright figure

for Mother’s Day

when Eye have lost a daughter

and wear Black Turtle Neck

over Black Pleated Skirt

— above the knee —

Eye am in proper mourning

for M(Eye) Maria

and Eye will never remove

Her Gold Nugget Ring

worn on M(Eye) Right Ring Finger

in Her Honour