Joanna Gilman Hyde

"Good Morning, World!"

MY BROTHER & I

The Hawk Kitchen 4:25pm

The only two adolescent

car accidents

I was in

were with My Brother:

The First where I was driving

with a low rear tire I had neglected to fill

–it went flat on The Taconic

& Howard yelled “We’re On Ice!

Hit The Breaks!”

I listened & rolled Our Mother’s Volkswagon Squareback

into a cliff-side snow bank

and limped home with the spare put on

by kind fellow motorists

tutt-tutting about teenage drivers

The Second Howard was driving

when We were mistakenly headed

for The Holland Tunnel

so I directed My Brother to “Turn Here”

into a No U Turn

He listened

& pulled out into oncoming traffic

We got rear-ended

but were able to drive

His Baby Blue LTD home

I wrote a letter of apology

to the owner of the wrecked green Volvo

THE BOOK

Canada Day 2011 The Hawk

This is a New Book

This Book is So New It

Has Not Even Been

Thought of

Yet…

It is NOT about any Living or Dead

People

or animals

or plants

or planets

It is about a Great BIG YAWN

A YAWN WHICH GOES

ON

&

ON

&

ON

& never stops.  Oh, & did

I mention The Yawn never

STARTS, either(underlined)?

The Yawn has a Companion:

The GREAT BIG FART

a FART SO BIG IT FILLS

the Entire Universe

& Beyond, if there is

a Beyond

The FART HAS A START

Like The Sneeze that

follows:

The SNEEZE that blows

away the Yawn (even

though I said It never

Stops) a sneeze which

blows away the FART

which clears

the AIR

To Make Room, since

there is an endless supply

of Room — The Sneeze

has to push away all

the other crap engulfed

by The Yawn & The FART

to make Room for

THIS(underlined):

The Great Big

seemingly Eternal

(though who knows —

who thinks there’s

any such thing as

Eternity?)

The Sneeze makes Room

for:  The Great Big

seemingly Endless

Huge

Sigh

of

Relief —

a sigh of Relief

not Heard,

not Seen,

but

Felt,

felt beyond the

outer reaches of

The Universe

in fact,

becoming the

preliminary

establishment

of

Every Thing &

Nothing &

more eternal YAWNS

FARTS

etc.