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by Joanna Gilman Hyde

Back in 1984 I walked

into Tiffany’s and decided

someday I would wear

their $240,000.00 diamond and sapphire necklace

someday — and now —

if Eye were to wear it

Eye would wear nothing else

with my hair undone —

not even earrings — but of course

Eye would HAVE to wear earrings


and they would dangle and sparkle

at the sides of my face

and with the gems around my throat

what would that make me?