Joanna Gilman Hyde

"Good Morning, World!"


The Hawk Corner Room 12:06pm

My Grandfather married

a Southern Belle

named Josephine Elizabeth Meadow

Who grew magnificent gardens

& cooked macaroni and cheese

She stood beside Her Nasturtiums

in a bright orange house coat

& sang Me a song

“Sweetest Little Joge —

Everybody Knows

Everywhere She goes

She’s Mighty Like A Rose”


The Hawk Queen Bed 9:50am

When’s it gonna come out

that I spawned 9/11?

When My Hair’s grown out

or when I open My Big Mouth

& tell The World

I lied?


The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 9:38am

Nothing tragic will happen

to Me

I am not made of that stuff

I am tough

& love The World too much

to suffer any further loss

or strife

My Mind is safe

from shifting tides

& I reside

in a perfect house

looking out

to sea