Portrait of God as an Artist

by Joanna Gilman Hyde

The Tomato-coloured Couch 2:22pm

She sits in black leggings

left foot tucked under

right thigh

couched on The Tomato-coloured Couch

Where Else?

under Her Depiction

of The Glory & The Fall

titled “My Black Star”

She wears Her Most Expensive Earrings

& socks with cats

given to Her by a coffee-drinking friend

She has come many miles

& many moons

to achieve Her Place


& plans to stay

as long as it takes

to answer Humanity’s Fatalistic Questions