Essential Service

by Joanna Gilman Hyde

Last night eye drove with Dr Blair

on the spur of the moment

to Shut-down Halifax

in His Black Mobster Car

usually used by His Girlfriend

to turn in for one night

a wild night

to The Prince George Hotel

where Eye had The Dream of A Lifetime

@ 4:30 am —

It was theatrical and questionable

and highly energetic

and Eye woke from the end

lying on a floor encased in warmth

with the comforting licking

of My Former Husband

in My Right Ear