Hilary Sideris

East Ninth Street

There is no sadness
like a boarded-up
mint green frame
house, eyes, mouth
nailed shut, putting
its spin on Chris
and Anne, who lived
there seven years
before they split
and sold it at a loss.


Many years ago, as a child with 20/20 vision in Indiana, Hilary Sideris shot her neighbor with a BB gun.