It was early in the morning,

and mother was moaning

from the day before.

A turtle swam in a pond,

and my mother was on her back,

and I crawled out and put her to rest.

She woke up in the afternoon,

but I had already been held

by other  women and men.

A mango tree bore witness,

and it was cut down when I was ten,

to make doors for a new house,

because the roof of the old house was leaking.