The Importance of Frame

by Joanna Gilman Hyde

My Second Floor 7:42am

The tail end of hurricane Jose

Flipped the south east corner


And in the darkened wind

I dismantled the trapezoidal concrete blocks

Of my one-and-only flower bed

To reinforce the whole east side

And woke this morning to see

That my heroic effort

From the night before

Enhances the art

And so I will shop for more

Garden blocks

To carry out the remainder

Of my protective frame