She left home early and came home late.
With strange smells on her clothing
When she crept into the house at night
One day she did not come back
After five years we found her
Living in a two roomed house with a man
That was not her husband
And an almost born child
Sometimes when I go to visit her
She makes me promise to stay young
And ignorant and happy
To finish school
I look at the old lines in her young face
And the eyes that have seen little
But have known much
And I promise.