Joanna Gilman Hyde

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Tag: sleep disturbance

THE LAVENDER ROOM

The West Desk Window 11:25am

Eliza’s lovely little room

was an assignment

for Me to sleep

and By God I slept —

I slept and woke —

woke and slept and dreamed

and tossed off My Love Ring Quilt

and watched The Sun emerge

from The Eastern Waters —

I listened to the early birds

the crows and gulls

and song birds

and yes, the funny funny Rooster

I watched The Sun hit

the wall by the door

and now I am out of there

I have returned to My Husband

and The Cats —

the old dilapidated comforter

the mismatched sheets

and the open window to The West

 

EVENING SCORE

The Hawk West Desk Window 7:30pm

The murky sun of twilight

sets on My Sleep Deprivation —

I did row this morning,

My 10,000 Metres

but that was due to hype

more so than a proper night’s rest

& I hope as I have taken My Pills

two hours early

that I will resume

the normalcy

of sleep

PUBLIC DISORDER

The Hawk Window Seat 10:00am

This morning I told The Carpenters

“I have a Sleep Disorder — that’s why

I’m always in My Bathrobe –”

It’s true, It’s not a lie

or an exaggeration

I have to get My Eight Hours

uninterrupted

or I’m

shot

YEAR 22

The Hawk Kitchen 2:22pm

I AM IN THE YEAR 22

since My Mother’s Illness

& Death

The Shower Of Lights

is ensconced within this frame

The Kitchen Glass Doors reveal My Environment

ensconced in snow

I AM SLEEPING NORMALLY NOW