The Outside Family
Bleach belly beet. Deep earthy thing reaching past rib bones to rest under a woman’s nesting stomach. Follow a stain drifting into the crevice of remembrance. Oh! Bleach belly beet. Dark red into streaming water; quiet soiled hands.
Cleave then comb weighty thrashed fields. Generational tending. White-pant residue curled around bed legs and inside dresser drawers. Places to dust and add dust to. Mothers and daughters trailing the chicken coop path. Bleach belly beet.