M(eye) House

by Joanna Gilman Hyde

M(eye) House is a monument

2 m(eye) 59 years

with m(eye) Children’s art work

intermingled with mine

with 5 companionable cats

leftover from a marriage

based on sex and home-cooked meals

(Eye was rarely taken out)

with a sea gull named Gully

(and his friend Interloper)

whom I trained to say “breakfast”

for a piece of bacon

with the bulk of m(eye) poetry

lining m(eye) only downstairs book case

with one 775 page volume

up on m(eye) closet shelf