Who will help me, said the little red hen to herself. To plant this grain in the ground. To ground this little I found. Who will help me, she grained. To thresh and flesh and fold. To grind this heavy sack of myself, by myself. Then, then, then, she henned. I, I, I, she selfed. I will eat myself, she helped. The end, went the little red hen to herself.
Michelle Gil-Montero is a poet and translator of Latin American poetry, hybrid genre work, and criticism. She is the author of Object Permanence (Ornithopter Press) and Attached Houses (Brooklyn Arts Press). Her poems have appeared in jubilat, Spoon River Poetry Review, Seedings, and other places. She is the founding editor of the poetry-in-translation micropress, Eulalia Books (eulaliabooks.com).