by Joanna Gilman Hyde

The Hawk Corner Room 1:04pm

He stands, cute

with His Big Flat Feet

to eat peanuts or

cat food

thrown by M(eye) Left Hand —

Today in M(eye) Monogrammed Robe

His Colour —

Eye stood @ the deck rail

religiously repeating “breakfast, breakfast”

coaxing Him to speak —

when His Beak mouthed The Word

still silent

Eye threw Him a nut

& smiled & smiled

He looked @ Me askance

but Eye didn’t give up —

Eye trained & trained

holding M(eye) Robe closed @ the neck

with M(eye) free hand

and lo & behold

He got closer —

Eye chanted “Breakfast, Breakfast”

and He spread His Left Wing

and performed an arabesque