The power of a woman’s secret
is sometimes found in light
through a small glass of orange
juice. Breakfast on the table
long after she’s dead. Sitting
at the Formica nook, papers
strewn from 23andMe, I wipe
strayed fruit pulp from my beard.
On the pie chart of family history –
Native American, a thin raspberry slice.
First Publication: Plentitude Magazine, 2018