by Joanna Gilman Hyde

The Hawk Portico 2:00pm

EYE am very happy

sitting here on My Portico

in bathrobe & slippered feet

on the 6th of December

in the sun

on this beleaguered Anniversary

of the 1989 Montreal Massacre*

having just begun

My Painting

titled “I Have Poured Out M(EYE) Black Heart”


* On December 6, 1989, fourteen female engineering students were gunned down, another ten women and four men injured, at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, Quebec.  The massacre was carried out single handedly by Marc Lepine who claimed he “hated feminists.”  He killed himself with the final shot.