Joanna Gilman Hyde

"Good Morning, World!"


This is My Nova Scotia Now —

with purple sheets and blanket

luffing on the line

I sit out on My Deck to watch

the yellow of new bamboo

along My Hedge

to bet I can no more

put up with the giving of My Self

Wait A Minute

The Shower of Silver Lights

is My Ultimate Protection —

no one can touch Me

in the wrong place

because My Shimmering Spears

are lethal

and I finally know

how to wield Them

Awning, Dawning, Spawning

An Awning We will erect

on the facade of the UFO Museum

in Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia

to exhibit The Model of Self Organizing Galaxy

unfurled, to Dawn upon The World

as the only surviving Artefact

of The Artwork which Spawned


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


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

Your Place or Mine?

My legal Husband

is transformed:

He is My Boyfriend now —

and Eye have always wanted

one of Those.

The Shlong Asks:

Where Are My Ribs?


Eye am permitted

to view The Sun surfacing

delayed by rightful cloud

Extended Dawn

Eye have seen The Sun

rise through the Eye of a cloud

edged in Silver-Gold