Joanna Gilman Hyde

"Good Morning, World!"


The Tomato-coloured Couch 3:20pm

I can sit in The Sun

on My Tomato-coloured Couch

happy to have My Living Room back

from The Exodus

of M(EYE) X Miss Tree —

I can listen to The Coffee House

and wait for a phone call

from My Son

while the snow melts

off the shovelled steps —

I can live

in My Beautiful House relaxed

no longer feeling bereft

of family

and feeling that M(EYE) Life

is complete



The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 1:00pm

The Breakers Come

in slowly

cresting slightly

then fully

allowing time enough

to take in

the extreme satisfaction

of feeling

the successful desire

of The Ocean’s

explosive release



The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 10:00am

I live with A Doctor

Who has a butterfly brain

— so His Father said —

I pick up cat hairs

in the form of galaxies

off My Expensive Floors

I live a dream

of 22 years

& when it’s snowing

& My Dream is leaving

I write

that I don’t care