May 28, 2023

Of Iron

by Hilary Sideris

I know ligo,
a little, Ellinica.

I make a pot of avgo-
lemono feeling a fever

coming on, pray to
small gods called 

saints who do favors
& specialize. A semi-

colon is a question
mark in Greek. Sideris 

means blacksmith
like Ferraro & Eisenstein, 

but siderenios, of iron,
said to a friend 

facing adversity, 
means stay strong.