Joanna Gilman Hyde

"Good Morning, World!"

Month: October, 2013


The Hawk Living Room 9:05am

The Sun is white hot

this morning

with Its Silver Blazing

over the water

The Crows are in an uproar

waves of Starlings are matting Our Lawn


The Tomato-coloured Couch 4:00pm

I am The Girl Who’s

had Every Advantage

even when the heel broke

off My Glass Slipper

I arrived unscathed

from an orgy of Champagne

in the back of a Limousine —

too bad I don’t remember

The Home Stretch



The Hawk West Desk Window 8:44am

I have A Show Husband

dressed for Casual Friday

in His brand new Art Director’s Shirt

& old jeans

He has to tell Them

“Listen People”

while He sells His Position

of being Dr Blair

& I sell Mine

of being His Wife


The Hawk Queen Bed 7:57am

We had a magnificent sunrise

this morning — actually cloud rise —

the billowing clouds along the horizon

were banked by lesser streaks

& the sun’s light glared out behind

illuminating the bulbous edges

— it even had rays shining out & up —

— but We never saw the sun —

it got caught


The Hawk Dining Room 9:57am

The Ocean Was A Band Of Silver

— I Saw It —

Then Pewter Against The Sky Of Cloud

— Now Silver —

In The Thinning Of The Sun

& I Have Had My Dream

Oh!  My Dream


The Tomato-coloured Couch 7:34pm

I have arranged a vase

of Eliza’s dried roses

sitting below two framed portraits

of Africa

My Beginning

I began in Gabon

for My First Year

photographed in Dr Schweitzer’s Arms

I have been in The Arms

of Doctors

ever since


The Tomato-coloured Couch 6:25pm


He Is The Inversion

Of Me

He Is More Than

My Mirror Image

He Sustains Me —

Have I Written This


Without Him I Would Have Been

Locked Up

More Than I Already Have Been

You See, I Can Relate To Him

On ANY Level

& I Relate To Him

In My Mind

Through My Mind

He Is My Mind

& I Am His


The Tomato-coloured Couch 5:42pm

On This 20th Anniversary

Of The Magical Moment With The Little Man

I Am Seething With Power

I Am Empowered By The Jewels I Wear

My Watch, Rings, Silver Bracelet

A Starfish At My Throat

I Am Empowered By The Music

On The Radio

By My New Clothes — Dark Grey Pants

Variegated Sweater

Power Buttons On My Sleeves

I Am Ready For That Little Man

Who Is Mighty Big

In My Estimation —

He Flies…


The Hawk Deck 9:38am

The World Is Waiting

The Guns Have Been Silenced

I Will Come Forward

With A Primitive Call

To Hands, Arms Extended

— The Reconstruction —

Waiting In Our Laps

Our Greatest Power


The Hawk Kitchen 6:30pm

Scarlet Scarlet Berries

outside My back kitchen door

hit with evening sun

comfort Me as I devour

My Daughter’s Pumpkin Pudding —

My beloved Astro caught A Little Bird

thanks to Me

tossing out a banana peel

along the backyard hedge

even after I asked My Self

If All Those Little Birds

could be gone