“Orlando Furioso” by Hilary Sideris

You browse E-bay.
I scan Shakespeare: pleasure/

treasure, have/grave.
You find a deal out loud,

vieni, guarda, a leatherbound,

poem in your tongue, one
you won’t read, bid on

to show how you can snag
a Ludovico at low cost,

that beauty’s rose might
never die
, nor I deride

how you expend
time & money.

hilaryHilary Sideris is the author of several chapbooks and two full-length manuscripts, Most Likely to Die (Poets Wear Prada 2014) and The Inclination to Make Waves (Big Wonderful 2016).