joannagilmanhyde

"Good Morning, World!"

My Paint Pants Look Like Outer Space

The Tomato-coloured Couch 8:24pm

Today I went to Sobey’s

in My Husband’s old paint pants

belted

but first I had to go to the bank

& walking over

in an October wind

I felt, for the first time:

I really am an artist

living in Nova Scotia

 

My Canvas Has Not Arrived Yet

The Tomato-coloured Couch 5:06pm

Out of the murky darkness

of a stupid little hospiral (typo I will keep) room

almost 22 years ago

I saw what I am inspired

to paint now –

God’s Joke

in brown, gold & pink –

should I stick to the original

or should I go for The Update

or could I use

BOTH PALETTES?

PREPAREDNESS

The Hawk West Desk Window NOON

I have My Paint Clothes on:

Black Marks and Spencer pants

of My Husband’s

from twenty years ago –

a little girl’s white knitted top

with pearl buttons

no jewellery except for My Silver Hoops

I’m waiting for My Canvas

to be delivered

I’m churning

My Meaning Of Life

over & over

in My Brain

MY ONE OFF

The Tomato-coloured Couch 5:28pm

The Meaning Of Life

opened out before

My Eyes

from a pod of brown

cracked with gold

revealing something pink –

God’s Magnificent Joke?

Oh! It’s The Reason

For Schizophrenia

Now I Will Paint It

 BLACK

FUCHSIA

&

SILVER!!!!

NECESSITY OF THE PAST

The Hawk Portico 5:07pm

How does The Jay

call Me so, back

into the the early reaches

of My Childhood?

-

Is that why We have

distinctive bird song

to harken back

to parts We shan’t

forget?

FARE WELL

The Hawk Portico 3:40pm

I’m Trying On

a new “bye-bye”

a new “so long”

– for purely casual

departures –

I’m Trying On

“See Ya!”

& see where it

gets Me

FORK, KNIFE, NAPKIN

The Hawk Dining Room 6:22pm

I Am Setting The Table

for 2

coming out of disaster

to abide Together

after the flack & flap

subside –

I Am Setting The Table

for The Feast Of Love

& no one is invited –

or is The World?

CLOUD DROP

The Hawk Outpost 9:18am

The Clouds are the softest

linear clouds

over a puff of fog

The Sun

is behind it all,

glowing Silver

and dripping on –

Oh here come

The Silver Clouds

and now The Fog

has moved in

and caught

The Drops

of Sky

MY WORLD

The Tomato-coloured Couch 9:45pm

My World’s Mind

is Seven Billion Strong

and with all that came before

and all that are still to come

My World’s Body

has Infinite Might

INTERCHANGEABLE

The Tomato-coloured Couch 5:30pm

I Am In The Grip

Of My Reality

Whereby I Will Live Forever

In My World’s Mind

 In The Process

Of Creating

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