THE TRICK

by Joanna Gilman Hyde

The Hawk Portico 4:41pm

I have been on The Left-hand Side

of Madness

when I thought I knew something

no one else could know

but in My Terror

I called My Muse

Who sat steady

on My Left-hand Shoulder

& spoke to Me

through My Heart

to assure Me

that not only He

but the entire World

already

knows

My

Secret