Little girls, bubbling with surprises,
Little girls, who proudly show their prizes.
. “Look, Nana, look what I got at school today!
. I got a yellow card! Isn’t it pretty?”
Nana smiles, so filled with love –
but still not so sure that this
prize is such a good thing.
. “Silly, Nana! Of course, it’s a good thing –
. see, it’s pretty; like the colour of lemons!”
But why, Nana wants to know,
did you get such a lovely yellow card?
. “Oh…’cause I didn’t do what my teacher
. wanted me to do.” She waved the card
. above her head, “But isn’t it pretty?”
And off she twilled in her pink leotard,
showing me a pirouette that she’d
recently learned. Yes, little girls
are bubbling with surprises.