She fell to her knees from that blow
Where she has been ever since.
From this position, she has been
Struck, kicked, pinched, bullied,
And bourn five children.
From here, she has washed, cleaned,
Cooked, prayed, and cursed.
Her head comes to his waist
And that suits him.
One day is like another.
He stays the same,
And her knees are black and bleeding.