The Matriarch

 Graphite, 13.5 x 15.5
Bestowed tenacity when I thought I had none left.
Unequivocal love on the days that I don't love myself.
Entrusted to sculpt you into the person you'll become.
Impelling through the deterrents that stand in the way.
Preserving royal blood lines of future Kings & Queens.
No weapon, storm or man against me shall ever prosper.
For I will persevere, for I will prevail.
The matriarch, the mother, the backbone.
Bearing the weight of the world until my last days.
Shon Pittman, 2018