South Slope

They got to us,
the tangled mass

of black cords coiled
under the desk, the power

strip furred with dust,
our lost black & white

hairs, the fervid urge
to sell, to clear off

every surface, take wide
angle photos of our

square footage, looking
better than it ever was.

Hilary Sideris is the author of five chapbooks, The Orange Juice Is Over (Finishing Line Press 2008), Baby (Pudding House Press 2009), Gold & Other Fish (Finishing Line Press 2011), Sweet Flag (Finishing Line Press 2014), The Silent B (Dos Madres Press 2019), as well as four full-length poetry collections, Most Likely to Die (Poets Wear Prada Press 2014), The Inclination to Make Waves (Big Wonderful Press 2016), Un Amore Veloce (Kelsay Books 2019), and Animals in English, poems after Temple Grandin (Dos Madres Press 2020).She grew up in Indiana but has lived in Brooklyn for most of her life. 

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