by Joanna Gilman Hyde

New Year’s Day 2012 The Hawk

I am The Silver Christ

Grey if you like

in This Time of Black & White

I represent The Reconciliation

of Opposites


I can Speak

if You Dare To Listen

I can Point

if You Dare To Open

Your Eyes

though I will not blind You

with My Brilliance —

I will fortify You

with Your Own


What Could We Accomplish

Out There

in Our Brave Wide World —

would You allow Me

to become a Child again —

with The Child’s brazen curiosity?


Could You, Would You

dress Me in Silver —

Dazzling Grey —

or shall I stay

in My Thick Grey Robe?


I’m sitting on My Neutral Sofa

with The Atlantic Ocean & Open Sky

both Grey Today

along My Right

& You, All of You —

to My Left