by Joanna Gilman Hyde

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 2:30pm

Oh if I had ever rode

inside a big yellow school bus

along the pristine coast

of Cape Sable Island

how much knowledge would

I have gathered?

Would I have married

a lobster fisherman

& had Five Children

all different

from My Own?

Would I have watched

Them board the bus

seeking its way through

the scrub spruce

beside the open ocean

turning to My Kitchen

& perhaps to My Pen?