Joanna Gilman Hyde

"Good Morning, World!"

Tag: sleep

My House Is Calling

My House is calling

Me from room to room

Tonight I will sleep

in Its Corner

with The Peepers

and The Waves

@ My Head

and Eliza’s Horse Blanket

on top

First Open Window of Spring

Eye went to sleep

with the sound of peepers

and when I woke

the morning’s keepers

sweetly tweeted through

the fog —

For All Existance

Eye Thanked God


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


until EYE used My Mother’s Method:

drop The Bucket

upside down


and haul up

The Entire Line

of Humanity

7:14 AM

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 7:28am

The Sun Is Following Me —

EYE used to see It rise

@ 5:00 o’clock in the morning

when I first escaped from Olanzapine

when I heard The Rooster @ 6:00

and The Cow Bird kept Me company —

now I have The Sun again

after three full nights in a row

of sleep —

I got up after 7:00

and there It was

out My Kitchen Window

lining the clouds on the horizon

with Its pearly gold

of enchantment

and after I looked @ My Watch

That Old Familiar Spark Appeared

and grew into My Friend


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


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.

@ 9:30pm

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 9:30pm

I lay My Knitting aside

to go upstairs

to take My Pills

in order that I sleep

for The Rest

of My L(EYE)FE

“Sleep Will Be An Issue For The Rest Of Your Life”*

May 19, 2015 The Hawk Queen Bed 10:06pm

Sometimes The Wind and Tide

combine to augment

The Sound as It is delivered

of The Waves accompanied

by Peepers, heightened by Peepers

to calm The Way

to Sleep

*only truth pertaining to Me uttered by the psychiatrist I had for eight years


The Hawk Kitchen 8:07am

The Vibrancy of Silver

is awash across the water

filling My Kitchen

with bright rays of light

I wait for the coffee to steep

to write of My Days

here in the quiet

of My Sufficient Sleep


The Tomato-coloured Couch 3:32pm

Last Night I Had A Dream

I was married

to Dr Blair

I felt safe

in the security

of Our Marital Bed

I felt His Warm Right Hand

on My Left

& then I went to sleep