joannagilmanhyde

"Good Morning, World!"

Month: May, 2016

PORTRAIT OF A LEAFLESS TREE

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 6:29pm

Our Back Yard houses

one lichen-covered Scraggly Apple

looking like a swath of coral

showing off any bird

deciding to perch there

by the deck

and beyond the kitchen

sliding glass door

from which I gaze

out to Our One-tree Yard —

source of My Undying Affection

THIS IS MY SANCTUARY

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 3:20pm

How dare anyone

infiltrate My Sanctuary —

especially The Father of My 2.4 Children —

here to The North I have

the forest of scrub spruce I love

the stone wall upon which I contemplated

smashing My Precious Life Glass —

how dare anyone

even a neighbour I like

enter across My Eastern Ocean View

upon which I gaze with such favour —

out there I can let My Mind

be free — free of past

hurt and negation

free of obstacles to My Happiness

so profound

as I stand before

the shores

of My Intellect

EYE ALMOST SMASHED M(EYE) LIFE GLASS

The Hawk Queen Bed 8:38am

I didn’t want to get up

this morning

after standing prostrate

in the window cross

of the TV Room

for two hours

after My X Husband

hung up on Me

when I asked Him

about My Paintings

He had dumped

and while I stood there

with My Arms out-stretched

I saw A Speck

on the ceiling

and I revered It

as The Speck

of My Abortion

He forced Me to have

I RAN ON THE BEACH!

The Hawk Front Steps 4:58pm

My Guzzle Report

is that I ran to It

along the padded sand

so My Knees were protected —

I had My Hoodie up against

The Wind

and I breathed hard

but never lost it

and saw My Barnacled Rock

in a different place

HOME

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 8:10am

Silver streaks My Sea

calling Me to My Kitchen

as The Coffee steeps

MEAGRE BREAKFAST

The Hawk Queen Bed 7:36pm

I watched a crow peck

the remaining shepherd’s pie

from last night’s supper

INTERLUDE

The Tomato-coloured Couch 4:38pm

A Brown-headed Cow Bird

has taken a fancy to My Car Mirror —

with binoculars from My Upstairs Window

I watched Him preen

in front of His Reflection

for minutes elapsing

until He crapped

and a cat

scared Him away

M(EYE) OH M(EYE)

The Hawk West Desk Window 11:15am

EYE am Star Collector

X-traodinaire

EYE stick Their molten surfaces

to M(EYE) finger tips

and drop Them into

Their Little White Star Box

housing M(EYE) Ring

of Shimmering Rose Design

THIS MORNING’S SEA

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 9:44am

The Shimmering

The Shimmering —

how can I write enough?

The Dazzle has Me caught

in The Sublime

of My Place

My View

My Completeness

FIRST POEM IN A NEW JOURNAL

The Hawk West Desk Window 8:45pm

I can watch The Sun go down

in The West

over prehistoric islands

then I can watch It rise

in The East

over My Favourite

Ocean