Photography © Edward S. Gault


The hole she says she saw
mom pleasure herself through

while watching porn freaks
mom out less than the black-

mailer’s name, so all-American,
wholesome. In her well-written

note Jennifer states she will
inform every living friend

of mom’s dark joy, few as
she has at eighty-nine, unless

she sends five hundred dollars
in whatever bitcoins are.

Hilary Sideris has recently published poems in The American Journal of Poetry, Bellevue Literary Review, Free State Review, Gravel, The Lake, Main Street Rag, Rhino, Salamander, and Southern Poetry Review. She is the author of Most Likely to Die (Poets Wear Prada 2014), The Inclination to Make Waves (Big Wonderful 2016), Un Amore Veloce (Kelsay 2019) and The Silent B (Dos Madres 2019).

Edward S. Gault is a poet and fine art photographer. He lives at Mosaic Commons, a co-housing community in Berlin, Ma. He has a wife Karen, and daughter.