Mrs. Atwood’s Dress

by Joanna Gilman Hyde

Last Evening in The Sun

Eye visited Mrs. Atwood

and She had on

A Dress

of classic 30’s design:

Poka Dotted Black

against a delicate yellowed knit

w/ pleated skirt

below an elongated waist.

She looked demure

reclining in Her Rocker

eating a vaniĺla cream cookie


while Her Little Glass of Pepsi

Popped Its Lit-up Fizz

Against Her Sun-filled Window.