Joanna Gilman Hyde

"Good Morning, World!"

Month: June, 2013

ELIZA TIME

The Hawk Deck 4:30pm

Twenty Years Ago

I wrote in a hospital:

“I CREATED MY SELF

BUT I GIVE GOD

THE CREDIT”

(Then I got intentionally pregnant)

Now I Say:

“I MADE UP MY DAUGHTER —

I PLANNED HER

TO BE A WOMAN WHO

CAN DO

ANYTHING

(and SHE HAS TO BE BEAUTIFUL)”

Eliza, born into water

came out

P-E-R-F-E-C-T

(& God had nothing to do with it)

WHUZ UP IS DOWN

The Hawk Deck 12:30pm

Imma gonna turn

dis worl inside

out

dem stars is black

‘ginst d’ white

an Imma

wearin’

Ma Gym Cloze

an Red Kicks

ONCE I SAW

The Hawk Queen Bed 7:45am

Once I Saw The Light Of God

Streaking Down Around Me

It Made Me Speak

“I Am The Second Coming…”

 Now I Think

You’ve Found Me

PROMENADE

The Tomato-coloured Couch 10:22pm

I wore a necklace of shells

My Father sent from Africa

when I was four

She — My Daughter — wore

Her Dress Of Silver — size 2

shaped like a mermaid

& visited Her Other Grandfather

in The Hospital —

He said

“You Look Like A Fish”

PROCLAMATION 2

The Tomato-coloured Couch 4:12pm

I Am Proclaiming

My Godliness

with The Hope

that Others, You

might say the same

for Yourselves:

I cannot say

“You Are God”

but I can think It

& I DO —

I think We all

are God

as The Unit Of Humanity

made up of Individual Minds

INSIDE

Eliza’s Corner Room 2:34pm

I saw The Meaning Of Life

open out like The Brown Garment Bag

containing Eliza’s Silver Prom Dress

opening from Its Centre

to reveal The Paradoxical Joke

edged in Raspberry & Gold:

God’s Super Joke —

The Reason For Schizophrenia

RELIGIOUS FIGURE

The Hawk Deck 11:00am

I have turned into

a religious figure

dressed in purple robe

& sun hat

holding My mauve & gold

Journal

on My Knee

I hear the birds

a lawn mower

& write

of The Solace

I seek for Others

Who may share

My View

of The Internal God

NOW

The Hawk Deck 10:22am

Can You believe Me Now —

Do You believe Me Now —

Twenty Years after The Shower Of Lights

that I Am God

from Inside

No, I am not The External God

The Man in The Sky

I Am My Own Boss

with The Meaning of Life

under My Belt

 A Wilson’s Warbler singing His Song

out to Me

from The Scraggly Apple

Can You, Could You, Believe Me Now?

WAR

The Hawk Deck 9:11am

If there has to be

an Us & a Them

let Them be The Bugs

Silver has opposing properties

against The Super Bugs

& Bed Bugs must be fought

NYC is already taken over

by Cockroaches

& in the country

We have Tics

& Earwigs

with This War raging

We do have heroic stories

of Spiders being put outside

of Ants not being stepped on

& Bumble Bees saved

from drowing

TRIBUTE TO EMILY DICKINSON

“Tell all the Truth but tell it slant –

I Am The Second Coming Of Christ

Success in Circuit lies

I Am The Second Coming Of Christ

Too bright for our infirm Delight

I Am The Second Coming

The Truth’s superb surprise

I Am A White North American Female

As Lightening to the Children eased

Coming To A Store Near You

With explanation kind

EYE

The Truth must dazzle gradually

AM

Or every man be blind –”

GOD