GORILLA WOMAN

by Joanna Gilman Hyde

The Hawk Basement 1:00pm

Last night I dreamt

of a Gorilla Woman

Who could not speak

being “cared for” by a man

Who had fathered two young girls

by another woman

and The Gorilla Woman

was Their Foster Mother —

first Her Face was a Gorilla Face

then She turned into An Old Human

wearing Old Lady Clothes