Joanna Gilman Hyde

"Good Morning, World!"

Our Mermaid’s Tail

20 years ago She was His Patient

when She had an affair

with Dr Blair —

then She lived with Him

for 5 years

then They got married

for 14

and Divorced

to find both in separate places:

Hers on The Hawk

His to South Side

where They meet along the wide-open beaches

connecting

just to drive each other crazy

Scientists Say There Are More Stars In The Universe Than Grains of Sand, But Eye Don’t Believe Them

Today Eye ate a Star —

It came from the beach

on My Fingers as I pulled back

My Drying Hair —

I gritted It with My Teeth

and Oh what mineral sustenance

It did provide

The Last Day of Lobster Season

is the 31st anniversary

of My Marriage

to The Father of My Three Children —

and a Good Father He is.

It was a day like today:

Still, Hot and Sublime