My Friend Darlene/Louisa

by Joanna Gilman Hyde

My Friend Darlene —

Louisa for Her Art —

had a talk with God today

down to The Beandock

as She sat on a swing —

She told me it was casual —


She said She’s had enough

of Formalized Prayer

and told Him

how Her Day was going

& what She found at Frenchy’s