The Birthright

Genesis 21:8-10
24" x 36" acrylic on canvas 


Her mind can't
expel the doubts,
her heart can't repel
the misery
of knowing something
unproven that
no one suspects but her

Two sons begetting multitudes,
yet only one
remains a stranger
whose absence
is the sole result of
a devastating choice:
The Birthright.