Mother’s Day

by Joanna Gilman Hyde

Eye have embarked on selling

My Mother’s book

McNutt’s Island Journal

wherever Eye can

and found today that

Eye could even sell

at Canadian Tire in Yarmouth

after which Eye went out

to a favourite restaurant


where Eye ordered seafood fettuccine

with homemade noodles

which took over one hour to prepare

Eye didn’t mind

glancing at a dwarf mother

and her dwarf tot

Eye smiled because

She was waiting too

having a good time

at a large table

with men and other children

while the man Eye was with

grew impatient

and wanted to leave

and didn’t even ask

if Eye wanted dessert