by Joanna Gilman Hyde

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 8:20am

My Brother used to cry

in His Crib

in Jordan Bay

and My Mother would not

go to Him

Her Mother got upset

and told Her She was wrong

but She would not listen

and raised a child

Who was afraid of swimming

Who covered knot holes

in His Island Bedroom Panelling

with masking tape

because He saw in the fluid knots

scary creatures