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.