by Joanna Gilman Hyde

The Hawk Corner Room 5:35pm

If I could I would

gather The Whole World

like A Lover

& hold It inside

of Me

Speck that It is

I would lay It on My Tongue

& moisten It

with My Lips

I would roll It

over My Gums

& send It toward My Throat

I would consume It

& have It course

through My Veins

like isolated blood

& never through

the finality of


NOTE: I just saw

a little red star glint

at Me as I filled

My Life Glass