Joanna Gilman Hyde

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Tag: Cape Breton


August 17, 2013 Highway 103, NS 4:47pm

There was a delicious dark haired Nurse

in The Old Nova Scotia Hospital

Who worked as I was admitted

on My Way to becoming psychotic

but not psychotic enough not to notice

Her Petite Stature, Shapely Hips

& Small Firm Breasts

accompanied by Her Accented “t’s”

from Cape Breton —

when I told Her behind The Desk

“You are very seductive –”

She quickly looked down around Her

& grabbed at Her Self

in a desperate sort of way

& I felt a momentary pang

of guilt


I’m sitting on My Tomato-coloured Couch

eating a “croisant”–

Eliza gets mad at Me

for NOT pronouncing the “R”–

She’s off on a 7-hour drive

to Cape Breton

towing a trailer of sail boats

& She’s still 17–

leaving Her First Serious Boyfriend

for 5 days

steering the Escape steering wheel

with Her Left Knee

while She Texts Him