Joanna Gilman Hyde

"Good Morning, World!"

Too Bad For LL Bean

Eye just recycled

A Men’s Summer catalogue:

Eye H’aint Got No Man


When I give My Acceptance Speech

Eye won’t have to thank anybody:

I’m divorcing my second husband

my first husband has me blocked

my son is not speaking to me

my daughter doesn’t want to know

anything about my life

and my parents

and my brother

are dead.


For twenty years Eye sustained

my husband’s public image

and image was all it was:

imagine a man

great and small


as Dr Blair —

shaved and bathed

properly slept

but know underneath

a heart as empty

as his kiss