Joanna Gilman Hyde

"Good Morning, World!"

HALO TIME

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 3:32pm

Seeing My Halo

I am wearing My Fuchsia Turtle-neck

which I have to take off carefully

so as not to squoosh

My False Eyelashes

when I take

M(EYE) Blood Pressure

every half-hour

— I suppose I could just take My Left Arm out —

Yes — that works —

 

M(EYE) FORTITUDE

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 10:31am

I have built a fortress

out of fuchsia and black

to live within My Religion’s

confines

I will not step out

of My Cloister

I will reside

in My Nunnery

& thirst

until I die

 

DEATH OF MY DELUSION OR NO MORE FOOLING AROUND

The Hawk Queen Bed 9:35am

’twas The Life

of My Daughter

including Her Gestation

22 Years

held within the spell

of religious fervour

(or should that be fever?)

over the spectacle of a man

Yes, I’ll say it —

a scrawny man

a leprechaun

 Who, I thought, spawned

the only magic

in My Life

and His

and now I don’t know

where He’s gone