Pseudo-conjoined but stranger fraternals from long before birth;
from womb-battering struggle to ‘Grasper’ and ‘Red-as-the-Earth’.
One, patience subverted to stirring a savoury snare,
to hunt hunter, exhausted; the other, the elder, the heir,
thus prizing the bounty.
Exchange the birthright for a bowl of lentil stew,
a cheat-the-belly, filling up of you
to leave you empty.
Primogenitured choice, designated receiver of blessing to come.
Self-destructing intent: bless and die when the hunter gets home.
The mother usurps, instigating the turn of the tide.
Her son, pliant, and, blindness (the father’s) a good place to hide
playacting the story.
Extract the blessing in a sweat of purloined suit:-
• and smell all tally,
• though hearing is out.
Skin, smothering glory.
Proto-generic — specifically waiting to claim back the lot.
In two groups advancing — appeasement the heart of the plot.
A meeting of brothers; (a cleansing? a healing? a break
with disjointed experience?) — for family-value, a wake
cements the division.
Accept the bribe for now and let your brother go
or take this chance of cleaving to him — No!
Abandoned the vision.