Do you know how many women
in your family history
were broken, reset, and broken again?
How much do you really know about them beyond
the number of children they brought forth,
and their secret recipes
You can name their husband’s accomplishments with ease
but see their wives and daughters as nothing more
than vessels with varying levels of fullness.
Don’t you realize that the sea is full of their tears,
left over from being poured out?
Rachael Gay is a poet and artist located in Fargo, North Dakota. Her work has appeared in felan, Eunoia Review, and errata Magazine and is forthcoming in Daily Gramma.
–Art by Magdalena Roeseler