Begged him: do not fall asleep.
But he did, and in the dark of the night
loneliness took hold of me, like an incubus.
Furious and rough was the onslaught
of unchaste hands: this is the way
a slave ravishes his master’s wife,
a soldier rapes a schoolgirl.
– I’ll tell my husband!
– You’re lying.
– I’ll call to him right now!
– You’re raving.
You will call to no one.
You have no one to call.