Joanna Gilman Hyde

"Good Morning, World!"

THE HAWK DECK 6:27pm

MY KITTY

Astro Jasper Cosmo

is My Big Black Panther

The Biggest Black Panther

in The Whole Wide World

to come out of

The Wilds of The Hawk

–w’ de cute l’il vampire toofies–

He’s My Super Cat

I Love Him

IRONY

1/2 of India sits

in The World’s Largest Blackout

I sit on My Deck

with My Black Astro

lying across Me

while I wait

for a call from My Realtor

maybe with an offer

on My Mother’s Island House

complete with Windmill

& Solar Tracker

SNOW WHITE & BLACK JESUS

Snow White & Black Jesus

went out to a beach

for a picnic

They ate peanut butter

& jelly

& threw the crusts

to The Gulls

They held hands along

The Breaking Surf

They made love

in The Sand

Snow White went back to Her Cottage

but Black Jesus had no home

He stayed on The Shore

& waited for Snow White

to come out & play

But She Didn’t Come

The next Day it rained

but Black Jesus waited

He got drenched

but all He could think about

was Snow White

& so He waited

The Sky cleared partially

& He saw a Rainbow

He ran up to Snow White’s Cottage

& alerted Her to what He saw

She said, “Thank You Black Jesus —

You Can Come In Now

I Love You”

THE HAWK KITCHEN 8:55am

CARTE BLANCHE

I shuffled out a galaxy

of dishwasher detergent

emptying the box

white on white

on The Open Door

Policy

July 30th 2012 BARRINGTON PASSAGE 7:33pm

He My L’il Brown Nugget Head

He Mine

I Love ‘im ’till de Day

I Die

He Die b’fo Me

I Love de Memory

I Love ‘im

’till I Die

He Mines

He Mines

He My L’il Brown Nugget Head