A little girl can be sweeter (and badder) oftener
than anyone else in the world.
She can jitter around, and stomp, and make funny noises
that frazzle your nerves yet
just when you open your mouth she stands there demure with
that special look in her eyes.
A girl is Innocence playing in the mud,
Beauty standing on its head,
and Motherhood dragging a doll by the foot.