Joanna Gilman Hyde

"Good Morning, World!"

THE JOANNA EFFECT

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 4:11pm

Once there was a little girl

who wondered why the sky was blue

she asked her mommy who knew not how

and watched her mommy die

Down From Her Mother’s Ceiling Came

The Shower Of Silver Lights — The Little Girl

Grew Big Beneath The Silver Swords

& Vowed To Have Her Worth Be Told —

She Told Her Doctor On Her Day

Of 22 Years Ago — And Now

We Know The World Will Say

AHA!

FOILED

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 3:22pm

I have made My Star Man

in My Mind —

I have laid Him out flat

on the surface of My Dishwasher

Counter Top — I have crumpled

His Head with be-jewelled fingers

I have secured His Limbs

with The Iron of My Blood —

He sits with Me now

in My Kitchen — where no one

but Me

can see

MY BIGGEST DAY

Sobey’s Parking Lot, Barrington Passage, NS 11:27am

I am going half-naked

into The Night — dressed

in My Lace Black Bra

& Eliza’s thong

with only one piece

of jewellery on My Ring Finger

& My Trusty Watch

upon My Right Wrist