Joanna Gilman Hyde

"Good Morning, World!"

WHO WAS IT?

The Hawk Queen Bed 9:22pm

Who was it who said

“Old Age Creeps Up On You”?

He should be shot —

Old Age comes over You in waves

when You’re not even the one

Who’s old

when It’s Your Elderly Relative

perhaps a dear old ex mother-in-law

with bad circulation

or Hunter’s Best Friend

with no kidney function

or an old goat of a cousin

Who wants only to die

on Her Goat Farm in Vermont —

These are The Waves —

and They wash over You

and try to get You

and there’s nothing

You can do

CHANGED ONE WORD

Dear Readers:

In My Poem “Yes, I Am A Bird Watcher” I changed the word “streams” to “splashes” — “streams” reminded Me of pee and “splashes” is a more accurate description and has alliteration with “sparkle.”  Please re-read.

Joanna