Hilary Sideris

Booster


We don’t know how

we’ve watched two episodes

of this cop show with

subtitles more terrible than

the actors, our mal

di testa from the Pfizer

now a full-blown, two-

person migraine. What is

a boost again? you ask.


I fucked the steps,

says the new super

translated as goalkeeper

brandishing a broom,

meaning he swept.


 

Hilary Sideris’s poems have appeared in recent issues of The American Journal of Poetry, Barrow Street, Okay Donkey, OneArt, and Sixth Finch, among others. She is the author most recently of Un Amore Veloce (Kelsay Books 2019), The Silent B (Dos Madres Press 2019), and Animals in English, poems after Temple Grandin (Dos Madres Press 2020).