by Joanna Gilman Hyde

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 1:10pm

I am seeing stars

for thoughts —

first a red one

telling Me to take My General Mills Letter

off the refrigerator —

then a silver one

in The TV Room

when I wondered

about My Bullet-proof Vest

But Oh!  I cannot be wearing

My Black Bullet-proof Vest

around the house

as a fashion accessory

to go with My New Ring

(which I still don’t have!)