8 months ago


Rachel’s Preposition

Rachel’s Preposition Because she labored so and felt within the rush of each contraction, the faint and ragged pulse of certain death - Because she saw once more the look of judgment in his eyes, the need to plant his seed afresh - Because she once had hoped and then had hid her shame beneath her sister’s fruitfulness - Because she knew a daughter would be cursed ,

she trembled as it burst and slid between her thighs - Because she felt the infant-man of him against her flesh, she turned to look for praise in Jacob’s eyes - Because she saw relief instead, the same response he showed at Joseph’s birth - Because she couldn’t birth again nor lift her head to see Beth-El she claimed the right to name him for herself -