Joanna Gilman Hyde

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The Sweaters of Eva

My first marriage

saw an array

of hand-knit sweaters

from My Beloved Mother-in-law

Peter’s Mother

Who clothed Me in fuzzy lavender

bold black and white and red

thalo green with purple grapes

and close-fitting short-sleeved

peachy butterflies

 

Today in Roseway Manor

Eye gave Eva cream for Her Hands

and She clasped Them together

happily

and I remembered

ROYAL RED

The Hawk Well 4:45pm

Royal Red followed Me

through My Sleep

from Whitehorse

to the bottom of My Deepest Well

— through a blackout

@ 2:00 am

which had Me in My PJs

in The Morning Light

looking down

and down

with a bucket

on The Longest Rope

in The World

tipped with bricks

unsuccessfully

until EYE used My Mother’s Method:

drop The Bucket

upside down

straight

and haul up

The Entire Line

of Humanity

MY BLACK COAT

The Hawk Queen Bed 8:17am

Once I had a pretty coat —

the last time I wore it was to see

Our Lawyer from The Hyde Inquiry

it was flared with a high-cut waist

and Two Silver Buttons

but I gave it away

years ago

to The Salvation Army

when I got rid of My Black Jesus Clothes —

this morningĀ  I woke with an anxious thought

regretting My Disposal

but My Comforting Husband

tried to reassure Me:

“It was the drugs.”

 

NEWS FLASH

The Hawk Computer 6:04 pm

My Husband, Dr William Hunter Blair, now believes

that My World Trade Center Roof Top Painting from 1984

titled Self Organizing Galaxy

may have given someone the idea

for 9/11

http://carloschagall.com/2015/09/11/self-organizing-galaxy-by-joanna-hyde/comment-page-1/#comment-6419

NOTICE TO MY READERS 222

EYE have not been writing much —

EYE have been making recordings into M(EYE) cell phone

in-which M(EYE) Husband does not seem very interested.

MY BIGGEST DAY

Sobey’s Parking Lot, Barrington Passage, NS 11:27am

I am going half-naked

into The Night — dressed

in My Lace Black Bra

& Eliza’s thong

with only one piece

of jewellery on My Ring Finger

& My Trusty Watch

upon My Right Wrist

WHAT TO WEAR

The Hawk Deck 10:56am

I was going to write

a poem about knitting

on My Lap

with laundry on the line

but then I had to shower

& get dressed

in flaming orange

with plastic orange beads

galactic earrings

& My Heavy Crystal

Question Mark Ring

DESSERT SKY

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 7:08pm

The Sky looks like Jupiter

& I have dined

on bread pudding

& whipped cream

summer rains

accompanied the return

of Eliza’s prom dress

layered in Silver sequins

& rented for the second time

WARDROBES

The Hawk Queen Bed 4:53pm

Men wear the colours

of Honesty

Women wear any colour

any print

& get away with

Nearly Everything

MY WARDROBE

The Hawk Portico 2:48pm

I have Poetry Clothes

Invalid Clothes

Black Jesus Clothes

& Something for The Silver Christ

borrowed from The Invalid Ensemble:

My Thick Grey Robe

worn as My

“at home” attire

seen by My Husband, My Daughter

(She picked It out)

several carpenters

& maybe neighbours

when I take out

the trash