Joanna Gilman Hyde

"Good Morning, World!"


The Hawk Queen Bed 8:55pm

I have looked up

to see Orion

I have looked down

to see My Toes

painted Nordic Lights —

Tomorrow I get My Ring —

My Ring of Fire

bought with My Own Money

for I am That Child

Who must have Her Toys

& begs to be shown off

against Our Backdrop

of Disaster



The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 7:40am

I see The Silver Lining

of the cloud bank over head

out to sea I look

to the pewter of the waves

The Sun is out, clouded

casting Its own Silver

across the rippled sky