girls know growing up as a girl can be gruesome.
expected to mature, expected to look a certain way, act a certain way,
talk a certain way, sit a certain way, walk a certain way
don't dance too much, smile, but don't smile too much
bring in the tea, clean the house, cook the food,
my essence serves to please.
I AM INDEPENDENT! I AM CONFIDENT.
I try to scream as I reteach myself what it means to be a girl.
to me, it means I can't please the world.
I can just be me. and I am proud.