by Joanna Gilman Hyde

The Hawk Queen Bed 9:07am

In The Depths of Depression

sunk inside a psychiatric unit

I would wait through each day

until I could ready My Self for bed

take My “Meds” at 9:00

put on My Pyjamas

& try to sleep

only to have to face the morning

& the same old Hellish repeat

Here On The Hawk

I Put On My Pyjamas


& Go To Bed With My Husband

& Rise Happy

To Check On My Painting

& Drink Our Morning Coffee