Joanna Gilman Hyde

"Good Morning, World!"

Month: May, 2016

IN COSTUME

The Tomato-coloured Couch 3:54pm

Yesterday I scared a cat

at Eva’s House

with My Grey Gardens Sun Hat

still on My Head

I walked through the kitchen

and poor Kitty Kitty

freaked out —

Her Tail got fat

and she tore out

stopping to stare

in disbelief

LEONA LINK’S BIRTHDAY

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 2:15pm

I saw a black-headed Grackle

atop My Scraggly Apple

as I put together

a shepherd’s pie

and stopped

to watch

His Darkness

against The Sky

SACROSANCT

The Hawk Deck 9:11am

Each sunny morning

now in The Spring

I take My Banana

to The North East Corner

of Our Property

to a bank

where I dumped My Dead X-Miss Tree

& toss The Peel

below My Feet

SILVER CALLS ME HOME

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 7:57am

Silver reaches Me

gleaming off The Sea

into My brilliant little kitchen

Silver is My Foundation

from My Shower of Silver Lights

I have grown

into Its Representative

and I will carry samples

of Its Refinement

wherever I shall be

 

ON A FOGGY EVENING

The Tomato-coloured Couch 8:16pm

EYE can lie around

M(EYE) House

like a cat

listening to the radio

and contemplating the art

veiled statues

while M(EYE) Husband

writes a long letter

to a former Lover

of M(EYE) Mother’s

Who knew Me

as TheĀ  Child

EVA’S ROSES

Sobey’s Parking Lot, Barrington Passage, NS 2:30pm

EYE am Star Woman

on Parade

with M(EYE) Hot Orange

Bouquet

of Mother-in-law Roses

EYE am moving out of the lull

of Spring

into a Summer

of Majesty

and far-flung Love

THE POWER OF TWO

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 10:22am

My Ten-thousand Square Foot Painting

Self Organizing Galaxy

still EXISTS

albeit underground

in two unwieldy bundles

somewhere within the confines

of The Orangetown Dump

in Rockland County, New York

where I grew up

1000 OUNCE RECOGNISED SILVER

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 7:37am

The Sun is somewhere

behind The Fog

I see the murky Silver

of sky and sea

I see The Price

of Gigantic Bars

fluctuating on

My Computer

Screen

WHERE THE HELL DID THIS COME FROM?!

The Hawk West Desk Window 11:49am

While putting back the layers

of My Clothes

on the back of My Chair

I found A Green Star

laid against the back

of My Mrs Blair Sweat Suit Top

— A Christmas Tree Star?

How in God’s Name

did It come into view?

Into My Star Box It Goes

THIS IS MY HOME

The Hawk West Desk Window 9:11am

This is My Home

This is where I eat

and sleep

and dress My Husband

for work

I do The Laundry

and cook casseroles

to last throughout

The Week