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.



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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