Joanna Gilman Hyde

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Tag: flying insects

SPLIT ROCK SIT

January 15, 2017

The Death Throes of a House

Fly

are very scary indeed —

I picked One up to make

It Die

in My Hand

to Me —

It

did not die —

It wrinkled free

and so I put Him

Down —

I placed Him —

legs — limp with Death

in the corner

of M(EYE)

FROWN

MOTH ALIEN?

The Hawk Queen Bed 8:22am

Last Night I saw

a clothing moth

trying to get My Attention

in Eliza’s room

as I sat to write —

I tried to slap it between

My Hands

but failed

& woke this morning

with a moth ball dilemma:

I do not want to stink up

Eliza’s tiny room

especially as I

sleep there

VISIBILITY

The Tomato-coloured Couch 4:53pm

I see a flame

a fly

taking off from a picture frame

He’s in The Light

He’s not the same

scooting Gold within My Sight

VERY SHORT POEM

The Hawk Queen Bed 10:47am

I Released A Fly

To Its Freedom

&

That

Was

That

CAMOUFLAGE

The Hawk Kitchen 9:06pm

What makes a moth

designer colours

blending in with tree bark

or standing out

on My porch door frame —

what makes those soft wisps

of brown & blonde

& in particular,

what makes those two tiny black dots —

one on either wing?