An Incomplete Guide to Girls

by abclarke

Some girls want
to be seen,
to be admired,
to be beautiful.

Some girls want
to see,
to admire,
to be surrounded by beauty.

Some girls want
to be held,
to be cherished,
to be protected from a scary world.

Some girls want
to hold,
to cherish,
to protect others from a scary world.

Some girls want
to be salivated at,
to be devoured,
to be taken by the animals.

Some girls want
to salivate,
to devour,
to take like an animal.

Some girls want
to be respected,
to be loved,
to be a shining example.

Some girls want
to respect,
to love,
to follow the shining example.

Some girls want
to be some girls,
some of the time.

All girls want
to be the girl they want
when they want.