Joanna Gilman Hyde

"Good Morning, World!"


The Hawk Window Seat 9:11pm

I inadvertently support

the pharmaceutical industry —

I’m a hard swallower —

I glug down My 13 Pills

all at once —

& hope for the best rest

I can get

A Deer Trots By

The Hawk Outpost 4:49pm

There’s That Beautiful Soft Light

Along The Horizon


Shielding Me From Harm

While My Husband Takes A Nap

& The Cats Finish Their Supper


The Tomato-coloured Couch 3:00pm

I stood in a corner

beside The Photograph

of Dr Schweitzer holding Me

& chanted out for The World to witness

“I Stand For Silver”

“I Stand For Silver”

“I Stand — For Silver”

I chanted & chanted

until I could chant

no more

& became The Petulant Child —

now there lies

a cat

where My Feet were planted