The Country Dog Review

Hilary Sideris


Dame, dollface,
molly coddle,

decoy to mollify
Officer Doyle, poor

pretty girl lured
by finer things, hear-

sayed, defamed.
Reader, herein

lie lurid details,
all but her name.



Blessing, bonus,
stroke of luck, boom

in the boondocks  
where you in boots
and bearskin blaze,
where there are
trails already, paths
you can’t see,

taking beauty
for booty. 

Hilary Sideris has published poems in recent issues of The Baltimore Review, Spillway, The Southampton Review, and West Branch. Her chapbook, A House Not Made with Hands, is forthcoming from Poets Wear Prada Press. She lives in Brooklyn.