Joanna Gilman Hyde

"Good Morning, World!"

Month: July, 2018

Dilemma

Eye asked Dr Schweitzer

if I should have

“Two” X Husbands

and Eye answered

My Self:

ONE is bad enough.

INSPIRATION

Eye will paint

The Sea Foam White

inlaid with shards of shells

collected

with infant fingers

from My First Beach

in Africa

Thought Upon Rising

What are The Extremities

of The Human Body

but The Rays of A Star?

He’s Only One Beach Walk Away

He’s only one beach walk

away —

Eye could trip over

The Asteroid Belt

Eye could manifest

My Self

like Venus

at The Edge of Sea Foam

dressed in My Black

LL Bean

one-piece

Eye could

Eye-conoclasm

On My Dresser

when I was little

I displayed a black & white

photograph of My Father

dressed as George Washington

for a costume party —

I remember His Girlfriend

as Martha

showing Me Her Skirts —

all Her Skirts

right down to Her Short Lace Slip —

I remember The Layers

as She counted

like the lime-green prom dress

I think I’ll buy

from The Salvation Army

to dance My Dance of Hip Hop

with arms revealed

legs concealed

 

Eye State M(Eye) Case

Yeah, He tried to box

Me in

with sex

drugs

& money —

& not that much money

either

The Shlong Speaks 3

The trick is to hold Your Power

over someone’s head

without bashing in

His Skull

To The Salvation Army?

Having no recall

of giving away My Quilt

is It on a bed?

The Artist’s Legacy

If You’re a poet

and You kill Yourself

no one will appreciate

Your Work

the way You would have

wanted.

 

If You’re an artist

and You cut off Your Ear

people will call You

insane.

The Single Life

Eye play in My Bed

These Days

without a bed mate

I turn on My Phone

& check

My Rooftop Views

I choose My Underwear

very carefully

& Eye use The Toilet

with Its fickle plumbing

next door to My Very Own

Accommodations