The ergonomic chair I got on sale
can’t help my posture if the room
slants down, the chair rolls from
the desk into the bed, if there’s
no difference between bed,
chair, room, world, work, play,
if I can’t sit up straight and think
about it now, already, still
I put my lips together, blow
the motes off the keyboard,
apply compressed gas in a can
that turns as cold as the Dos
Equis we drank last summer
after driving ten hours straight.
Hilary Sideris has recently published poems in The American Journal of Poetry, Bellevue Literary Review, Free State Review, Gravel, The Lake, Main Street Rag, Rhino, Salamander, and Southern Poetry Review. She is the author of Most Likely to Die (Poets Wear Prada 2014), The Inclination to Make Waves (Big Wonderful 2016), Un Amore Veloce (Kelsay 2019) and The Silent B (Dos Madres 2019).