Joanna Gilman Hyde

"Good Morning, World!"

Category: family

My Two Daughters

My Daughters Eye Wear

On My Right Ring Finger

and My Left —

My Finger of Engagement

Is For Blonde Eliza:

Eye Made Her Up To Be

A Woman Who Could Do ANYTHING

(and She Would Have To Be Beautiful)

Her Turquoise Tear Drop

Is Set Between Two Tiny Diamonds —

She’s Coming Home

On My Father’s Birthday

To Stay Four Days.

 

Golden Maria Stays Forever

On My Right:

Her Unformed Heart

Is Eternal Strength —

She Is My Beautiful Dark Haired Woman

With The Most Melodious Voice

Who Appeared On My Right Shoulder —

Who Was Taken From My Womb

On My Mother’s Death Day —

Who Came To Me To Be Named.

 

These Two Women Are My Daughters:

One Light, One Dark

One To Have In Life, One In Death —

One Joy, One Comfort —

These Two Daughters

Are My Sacred Accessories

To MIND

 

Morning Tea With Cream

Eye wear regal fakery

on My Left Ring Finger —

solid gold

on My Right.

The World will be told

why

some time soon

if the parties involved

feel like it

 

The Good Wife

Women are at least

as territorial as men,

and Eye run

a tight ship.

AS IT STANDS

Eye hear the waves

from across The Guzzle

where rising

My Husband resides.

Eye will not be pushed around

by Him

or anyone else.

My presence

is

remarkable.

Dilemma

Eye asked Dr Schweitzer

if I should have

“Two” X Husbands

and Eye answered

My Self:

ONE is bad enough.

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

 

FORGIVENESS

Eye understand that Dr William Hunter Blair

does not consider Himself

“A Bad Guy.”

This is how He sees His Self,

therefore He is NOT

a “Bad Guy.”

Eye can forgive Him.

 

I can call The Truce because

Eye know He can

and will

Live With Himself.

That Polaroid Poise

Eye sat in My Mother’s

yellow butterfly chair

thrown out by

My First husband

tanned legs crossed —

broad arms crossed —

downward sideways glance

with My Father’s Gold Metal

around My Neck

& My Red Tank Top

bra-less

 

Friday The 13th 2

Is Reformation possible?

When Hell Freezes Over —

Can Eye make that

Happen?

This Is Not Slander

Dr Blair has four children:

His oldest daughter is a year older than me

and I don’t know if she is dead or alive.

His second daughter is a very close friend of mine.

His son I guess I am still on speaking terms with —

and his fourth I just wish Happy Birthday.

 

Dr Blair has nine grandchildren —

three of them I have never met.

 

He has at least fourteen great grand children

and he doesn’t even want to know that they exist.