by Joanna Gilman Hyde

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