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"Good Morning, World!"

Month: October, 2013

THREE DAYS LATER

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 DOCTOR’S WIFE

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

 

PLAYING DOCTOR

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

CLOUD RISE

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

CAPTURED

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

AFRICA

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

WHO IS DHW?

The Tomato-coloured Couch 6:25pm

WHO is DHW?

He Is The Inversion

Of Me

He Is More Than

My Mirror Image

He Sustains Me —

Have I Written This

Before?

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

EMPOWERMENT

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…

10/22

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

DEMISE

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