a poem for girls - by Michele Yulo
I'm a girl...
and I like lots of things.
I play in the dirt and like to find worms and roly polys.
I'm interested in dinosaurs and sabers and bats. Yeah--
I'm really into bats because they stay up all night and hang
upside down. I like to dance and sing--I can scat
like nobody's business. Riding my bike down hills
makes me giddy--makes my heart race as fast as the ride.
I can be anything I want because I know
what girls are made of. Not sugar and spice and everything nice.
Want to know what we're made of? Whatever we say--that's what!
Because every girl is different. And I should know...
I'm a girl.