by Joanna Gilman Hyde

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 8:25pm

The Scrub Spruce deserve

a sketch with The Evening Sun

upon Their barren branches

fringed along the bottom

by a hedgerow of new bamboo

& topped above by the blue

of sea and sky

I’ve grown to love

The Scrub Spruce

to call It My Own

as It surrounds My Picture

— makes It —

out My Kitchen Window