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SET ME FREE!

I open my eyes and everywhere is dark, My heart beats in my ears and drowns away the night sounds; The sand beneath my back feels coarse and wet,

I AM WOMAN

Call me what you want, but I know who I am; I am her, who wakes up before dawn, and does not sleep till the house is quiet;

My Mother at 12

As I sit in my buoyant palace, I wonder at my fate. At 12, She wakes up at dawn to fetch and clean; Before she struggles to prepare the family meal.