Joanna Gilman Hyde

"Good Morning, World!"

Category: language usage

I Am

I Am

My Own Bed Partner:

Me, My Self & Eye

Shall I have a Menage a Trois

after marrying twice?

First for Mother & Children

Second for Sex & Money

I Am

Single now with a refrain

“At night, alone, I marry the bed*”

 

*from The Ballad of The Lonely Masturbator by Anne Sexton 1969

The Jet-setter

My Daughter Eliza

is getting ready

Eye presume

for her trip to Africa —

Tanzania — did Eye spell that right?

for the wedding of a lifetime

and She picked out her own dress

and shoes

oh — and her brother Peak

is going !2!

M(Eye) House of God

In My Tidy House

The Word of God

lies stuck against the back

of My Broom Closet —

It, The Word, is in poster form

tucked away

for only Those Who

dare to clean

or to hang up an extra coat —

for My Closet

holds a rod

“The World Is My Oyster”

and Eye am The Grit —

the contaminant, the irritant

and layer by layer

Eye will come out

Gleaming

Skirt

Veiled Sky Pulls Back

Revealing My Glowing Day

Dawning Underneath

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

 

Driving Lolita

Eye may not

have a mean bone

in My Body

but Boy do Eye

have a Jealous One —

It’s huge and round

and covered with worts

that can fuck

the daylights out

of My Own Innocence

This Rhymes:

Dr Blair

took Me

nowhere

It Is

When Eye Rise

In The Morning

It Is To The Early Light

The Subtle Surf

and One Cat — Mine —

Meowing for Me

MAELSTROM

Eye Dance My Dance

Eye Write My Right

Eye Paint My House

Eye Walk My Walk

And Eye Have My Ultimate Companion