To My Friends and Enemies

May you never be 

so well informed 

that sunny side 

up eggs for dinner 

don’t sound lovely. 

I don’t wish being 

spoiled or right on 

anyone. May your 

taste in wine not get 

so good you can’t enjoy 

Casal Garcia vinho 

verde with a friend 

you haven’t seen since

2019. And may a pot 

of simmering onions 

make you hungry

until you die.  



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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