by Joanna Gilman Hyde

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 12:47pm

This morning I set out to drive

to Yarmouth to get My Head examined

by Computerized Axial Tomography

& stopped on the side

of Cape Sable Island

to check for My Sunglasses

— didn’t find Them buried in My Purse —

& arrived on the second floor

of Yarmouth Regional Hospital

just in time to see

The New Psychiatrist walking

toward Me to take in hand

My Manuscript — My only copy —

I had destined for Her

She said She would guard It

with Her Life