says hagar…

like abraham and sarah
i also heard the promise of god on the way
to this new land

but while they tell their story
with words of faithfulness
gift
life
laughter –
you need to know that for me,
those words have become the language of heartbreak;
fleeting,
fickle,
and taunting.

i have been cursed by their blessing.

and in the end
when the plans change,
the promise is withdrawn
and the future rewritten

my dreams have become abraham’s litter,
and i am left on the side of faith’s road.