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Month: February, 2016

YES, I AM A BIRD WATCHER

The Tomato-coloured Couch 5:12pm

I have just spent an hour at least

shielding My Eyes from the sun

to watch a flock of Starlings

starting in Our Yard —

heading across the street

in elongated splashes of sparkle

every time They took off —

and matted together on either

roof lines, grass or wires

in Their elusive group-think

I would give anything

to know

GUZZLE REPORT

The Tomato-coloured Couch 3:46pm

How dare they try

to count The Stars

by saying every one

is just a speck of sand

on all The World’s Beaches

— if that is the case

I have just traversed

trillions on My Walk

to The Guzzle Rock

covered in barnacles —

should I count them too?

JUMPING THE GUN

Clark’s Harbour Red & White 6:00pm

I just ordered a sodalite ring

to make Me feel better

It’s coming next week

when I will have begun

My Concept 2 March Madness Challenge

when I will be rowing

10,000 metres a day

for the muddy month of March

& I will earn

My Power Ring

& I will wear It

proudly

SEEING FROM ABOVE

The Hawk Living Room 8:30pm

The Time has Come

to write of My Floor

My Platform of The Universe

laid out like a sea

The Foundation of My Living Room –

I come downstairs

seeing It from above

to pick up stray galaxies

of cat hair bundles

— maybe only one or two —

along the vast expanse

of My Extreme Meanderings

AFTERNOON IN MY KITCHEN

The Hawk Kitchen 2:07pm

I put on My Green Apron —

“Pinny” as My Scottish Husband

calls It —

in It

I am The Uniform

of Domesticity

ready to cook

up

a chicken casserole

with the radio

up

LOUD

 

BY GRAND DESIGN

The Hawk Shower 11:40am

My Wash Cloth dangles

like a black tulip

holding closed My Secrets —

Secrets of The Shower —

I take It to My Body

every day & rinse

the woven purple

out carefully

for the next

intimacy

AND THEN BEYOND

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 7:55am

My Mother was My Guiding Star

I hang Her Portrait

above My Door

She led Me straight

to never lie

& held Me close

until She died

WATCH THAT SUN!

The Hawk Dining Room 6:57am

I got up to let out

a cat

& saw My Painting

in the sky —

I saw the orange and purple

of Self Organizing Galaxy

laid out before Me

stretched along the horizon

& I am filled with a knowing

happiness

as I see the pink turn

to gold

& the ball of licking light

rise

LETTER TO GENERAL MILLS CANADA CORPORATION

February 17, 2016

DAVID DUDICK

Division President

General Mills Canada Corporation

5825 Explorer Drive

Mississauga, Ontario L4W 5P6

Dear Mr. Dudick:

Please find the enclosed unopened box of Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Cashew Granola Bars purchased February 6, 2016 at Sobey’s in Barrington Passage, Nova Scotia. I request that you open it at your earliest convenience and look inside. Please find also, along with proof of purchase, my internet poem titled “Gyped” which was published on February 13 and proved to be one of my most popular poems in the history of my daily poetry blog which this April will be four years old.

Yours very truly,

Joanna G. Hyde

cc Colin Gates, Manager Sobeys

SUN GLOW

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 7:28am

I see the pale disc

of sun, looking like a golden coin

on the rise

through a streak of cloud

moving into its halo

soaked up

by its own illumination