The footpath leading to the lake where she walked barefoot with the red soil discolouring her bronze skin. As the dust rises, she hopes to emerge as its daughter waiting to be uplifted by the wind. She looked back at her footsteps imprinted in the sand wondering if her ancestors had embossed their footprints too. A misbegotten music feeling alone and unloved wondering why she is different. This is what nobody told her. Twelve years ago, under the winter moonlight, when the butterfly wings were clipped. The darkness hummed and its tune was conception. Nine months later, by the sugarcane flux, Kisse squatted over pushing to give birth.