Buy Back

by Joanna Gilman Hyde

When Eye thought I was moving

to Haida Gwaii

Eye went through Eliza’s closet

where some clothes of mine

were a little small —

skirts mostly and a dress of russet

bought at the Frenchy’s on Highway 103

when Eye was in love with that colour —

a man there looked at me

but I never wore that New Year’s dress

instead I sent it packing

to The Salvation Army in Barrington

where today Eye bought it back

along with the skirts

and even a make up case

Eye recognized as mine