Joanna Gilman Hyde

"Good Morning, World!"

Inside Twelve Hours

The Tomato-coloured Couch 8:00pm

In M(eye) Fortress of Art

Eye am armed with talent

and Those Who  dare enter

will come under siege —

The Cats are spooked

The Guests are few

and Eye remain secluded

grappling at a distance

with a husband

who has declared his Statement

made against M(eye) Body

“ironic”

The Yowl of Captivity

The Tomato-coloured Couch 4:00pm

She howled from Her Balcony

Twice

to be let out

to play and hunt

but it’s been ten days

and Her Substitute Owner

sees no rest

held hostage

by law

charges

and that good ol’ Stand By:

GRIEF

THE MOB WIFE

The Tomato-coloured Couch NOON

Under His No Contact Order

He suggested by phone

using the glove compartment

inside His Leased Black Ford Taurus

for Me to retrieve My Stolen Gold

Arabian Pendant

given to Me by My Father

when I was Twenty