joannagilmanhyde

"Good Morning, World!"

LET’S GET ONE THING ESTABLISHED

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 5:55pm

My Orange Macro-me knitting bag

has Mylar sparkles & a lining

the colour of Flaming June’s dress

My Knitting Stitch is the colour

of drying blood

60 stitches wide by 22* rows

I am creating

The Swath

of My Endometrium

*lie

WHAT TO WEAR

The Hawk Deck 10:56am

I was going to write

a poem about knitting

on My Lap

with laundry on the line

but then I had to shower

& get dressed

in flaming orange

with plastic orange beads

galactic earrings

& My Heavy Crystal

Question Mark Ring

UNIDENTIFIED CHIRP

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 5:58pm

I am drawn

to the outpost window

by the song

of a bird I cannot

see

NOT A HAIKU

The Tomato-coloured Couch 4:49pm

A Rose is like a Galaxy —

Its spiralling petals full

turning into A Nebula

DESSERT SKY

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 7:08pm

The Sky looks like Jupiter

& I have dined

on bread pudding

& whipped cream

summer rains

accompanied the return

of Eliza’s prom dress

layered in Silver sequins

& rented for the second time

SKY BURST

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 9:18am

The Sky is heavenly this morning

with subtle streaks of sun rays

shining down in broken lines

of Silver on The Sea

When next I looked

the clouds had shifted

allowing Sun

to bathe the water

in glimmering shimmer

and to bathe My Heart

in Star Light

SHORTCAKE

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 10:03am

After a dessert plate was forked clean

a waggle of the tongue

sent Me on the run

& My Over-cooked Strawberries

were the very

colour

READY

The Hawk West Desk Window 10:58am

I am ready to go

in My Ripped Grey Capris

& sleeveless purple top

dressed in the colours

I couldn’t paint

on top of My Bathroom Door

— grey —

(We have no towel racks)

& purple draped over

the door handle

MY CLOSET

The Hawk West Desk Window 3:45pm

I’ve picked out My Signing Party Dress:

moonlight silk Armani

worn only once

for an anniversary in Halifax

I out-grew it but

have shed the weight

My Suit Dress is sculptural with Its bodice jacket

& mother-of-pearl buttons

I will wear Silver Sandals

one heel glued on from

October 26, 2013

when I partied to unconsciousness

& threw up in a munchie tray

belonging to the richest woman

I know

STAY-AT-HOME-PRINCESS

The Hawk Queen Bed 9:02am

Snow White’s dwarfs

go off to work

mining gem stones

every morning

My Husband goes off

to The Salt Mines

of Humanity

& leaves Me to The House

The Cooking

& to My Awaited

Kiss

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