Questions of an 11-Year-Old Girl

I asked her what her wish would be
From a wizard, or a fairy, or a one-wish-genie
And she said
"I wish I could fill things up." 
I asked
"Like ice cream bowls?" 
And she said yes
And no
"More like hearts
And lonely rooms.
More like people
More like souls."

By Jill Young

'Sometimes the things we learn or hear from the youngest girls are the things that remind us what it means to be a woman. I worked as a camp counselor this summer, and I was blown away by the depth and intelligence of the young girls that I lead. Their drives, passions, and love gave me hope for the future. This poem is based on a real conversation I had with a young camper."

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