Joanna Gilman Hyde

"Good Morning, World!"

NARY A CAT

The Tomato-coloured Couch 8:00pm

All Other Losses

Seem To Culminate

In The Loss Of A Pet:

down to The Fish Plant I went

in the blowing fog

to look for Cami

& saw nary a cat

only a nice man

who wondered what I wanted

“I’m looking for a lost cat”

“Oh, I’ve had about five people so far

this summer —

one fella even had a picture — ”

believe it or not

a helium balloon

flew

overhead

ARTIST ON THE ROOF

The Tomato-coloured Couch 6:45pm

I’ve come out

of Hyde-ing

in My Rose-Coloured Top

arms above My Head

holding up My Model Canvas

behind Me

like a stretched-out butterfly

“Artist On The Roof”

in lit-up red

with My Name

on The Plaza

of the Galactic

Pool