by Joanna Gilman Hyde

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 3:47pm

I am growing My Thick Wavy Hair

to Its Self Organizing Length

I have already thrown out

My Black Jesus Underwear

& am taking My Black & Fuchsia

to The Salvation Army

I am wearing pale lipstick

I am taking up knitting

& MAYBE baking cookies —

The Severe Mrs Blair

has been outgrown

into The Youth of Joanna Hyde

before Her Mother Died

& She is of a quiet demeanor

Who now yells “Bless You”

when people sneeze!!!