Sin

He wasn’t sure
why
he was hated
by his mother
Surely
she could not have loved him
by all the cursing
and beatings

She wasn’t sure
why
a boy she born
could not be a blessing
Surely
she should have felt the joy
holding him on her bosom

He wasn’t sure
why
the mother and son
could not bond
Surely
they should have been happy
that
the seed was kept
within family blood