“I Want To Be A Famous Artist Living In Nova Scotia”

by joannagilmanhyde

The Tomato-coloured Couch 2:00pm

I have painted

giant canvases

spread My Self across

the geography of Canada

written volumes of poetry

married twice

to capable men

carried My 2.4 Children

I live now in a house

of My Own Choosing

I am The Artist In Residence

in painted-on jeans

with tea steeping

in My Kitchen