by Joanna Gilman Hyde

Barrington Passage, NS 3:32pm

Today I saw My Name

in Lights

arrayed above

the grandiose machine

of Computerized Axial Tomography

Joanna Gilman Blair*

when One Technician asked about

The Middle Name

I thought He said

“Is that Your Real


* My Mother named Me after Her Mother Josephine Meadow, and Anna Gilman Hill, American Horticulturist of Grey Gardens