by Joanna Gilman Hyde

The Hawk Portico 5:15pm

I Made A Bed

Of Crystal Sheets

& Strew Them Head To Toe

I Laid Across Them A Quilt

Of Rings Of

Pink & Green To Show

I Still Had Christmas

Somewhere Deep

Tried To Let It Go

But My Lover Never Materialized

— He’s Of The Mind —

Still, At Best, My Shadow