joannagilmanhyde

"Good Morning, World!"

Inside Twelve Hours

The Tomato-coloured Couch 8:00pm

In M(eye) Fortress of Art

Eye am armed with talent

and Those Who  dare enter

will come under siege —

The Cats are spooked

The Guests are few

and Eye remain secluded

grappling at a distance

with a husband

who has declared his Statement

made against M(eye) Body

“ironic”

The Yowl of Captivity

The Tomato-coloured Couch 4:00pm

She howled from Her Balcony

Twice

to be let out

to play and hunt

but it’s been ten days

and Her Substitute Owner

sees no rest

held hostage

by law

charges

and that good ol’ Stand By:

GRIEF

THE MOB WIFE

The Tomato-coloured Couch NOON

Under His No Contact Order

He suggested by phone

using the glove compartment

inside His Leased Black Ford Taurus

for Me to retrieve My Stolen Gold

Arabian Pendant

given to Me by My Father

when I was Twenty

 

 

 

THIS MORNING

The Hawk Queen Bed 4:15am

Eye burst forth like a rose

layer, bunch, layer

pink and orange

in the early night

of M(eye) Waking

to see The Darkness

and hear the small rain

with Cami Cat

snooping around

M(eye) cover

GULLY THE THIRD

The Hawk Corner Room 1:04pm

He stands, cute

with His Big Flat Feet

to eat peanuts or

cat food

thrown by M(eye) Left Hand —

Today in M(eye) Monogrammed Robe

His Colour —

Eye stood @ the deck rail

religiously repeating “breakfast, breakfast”

coaxing Him to speak —

when His Beak mouthed The Word

still silent

Eye threw Him a nut

& smiled & smiled

He looked @ Me askance

but Eye didn’t give up —

Eye trained & trained

holding M(eye) Robe closed @ the neck

with M(eye) free hand

and lo & behold

He got closer —

Eye chanted “Breakfast, Breakfast”

and He spread His Left Wing

and performed an arabesque

 

The Gift

The Hawk Deck 8:00am

Yes, She brought Me

a dead bird —

deposited on the rope mat

Eye treasure —

Cami Cat —

Husband’s Cat

brought Me a little yellow bird

— It’s in the freezer now —

FOR THE GIRL WHO HAS EVERYTHING

INTERNET CUT OFF

The Hawk  Living Room 

Today My husband’s Cami Cat

broke a beautiful dish

I’d placed for safe-keeping

on Eliza’s bathroom window sill —

She–The Cat — was locked away

to prevent Her from disappearing

into The Movers’ Truck

here to rid Me of My husband’s Shit

Well — The Job got stopped

much to My surprise

when various lawyers

caught wind

& threatened to sue The Mover

Who Knows My Brother

Howard Hyde

WHILE M(EYE) DOCTOR/HUSBAND WAS BEING ARRESTED

The Hawk Corner Room

EYE Was Christ

In That Knotty Cottage

Luxury Buy The Sea

M(EYE) Thinking Was

That Everybody Knew

But Now It’s Only EYE

Can See

TODAY $ ALWAYS

m(eye) new room

Today EYE found M(EYE) Glasses

swept off M(EYE) Pretty Face

on The 27th of December

when I was hit in place —

Yes EYE had a 2nd pair

but They were lost as well

Evacuated from a Woman’s Shelter

Who Will Never Know M(EYE) Hell

SPLIT ROCK SIT

January 15, 2017

The Death Throes of a House

Fly

are very scary indeed —

I picked One up to make

It Die

in My Hand

to Me —

It

did not die —

It wrinkled free

and so I put Him

Down —

I placed Him —

legs — limp with Death

in the corner

of M(EYE)

FROWN