Ford

By Hilary Sideris

Four cylinders in a solid

block, suspended by

 

semielliptic springs,

800 dollars in 1908

 

Detroit, driving the un-

skilled worker’s wage

 

against the customer’s

right always, so long

 

as he wants his Model

T black—the fastest

 

color, by seven

seconds, to dry.

 

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Hilary Sideris lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she studies Italian and teaches nontraditional college students. She has her M.F.A. from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

 

Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as Arts & Letters, Cimarron Review, Confrontation, Connecticut Review, The Evansville Review, Green Mountains Review, Grey Sparrow, Gulf Coast, Mid-American Review, The Normal School Magazine, Poet Lore, Tar River Poetry, Willow Review, and Women’s Studies Quarterly, among many others. Her first and third chapbooks, The Orange Juice is Over and Gold & Other Fish, have been published by Finishing Line Press, and her second chapbook, Baby, was published by Pudding House Press.


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