Joanna Gilman Hyde

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Tag: Grey Gardens

IN COSTUME

The Tomato-coloured Couch 3:54pm

Yesterday I scared a cat

at Eva’s House

with My Grey Gardens Sun Hat

still on My Head

I walked through the kitchen

and poor Kitty Kitty

freaked out —

Her Tail got fat

and she tore out

stopping to stare

in disbelief

NAME SCAN

Barrington Passage, NS 3:32pm

Today I saw My Name

in Lights

arrayed above

the grandiose machine

of Computerized Axial Tomography

Joanna Gilman Blair*

when One Technician asked about

The Middle Name

I thought He said

“Is that Your Real

Name?”

* My Mother named Me after Her Mother Josephine Meadow, and Anna Gilman Hill, American Horticulturist of Grey Gardens