Joanna Gilman Hyde

"Good Morning, World!"

The Purple Shield

Eye build My Bed

In The Eyes of The World

And a very fine bed it is

It is

It is

Gathered in the corners

Laid afresh with new sheets

And matching blanket

It is covered with The Quilt

Of eternal rippling

And Eye have yet

To stir My Self

Beneath

It’s silken waves

Extra Large Decaf w/ Double Cream

Eye am on a fisherman’s schedule

Waking in the night’s middle

Doing my exercises well before dawn

Drinking my coffee @ McDonald’s

To watch the sky light up

While listening to the men