[During her lifetime, Sibyl Mary Croly was a prolific poet. So far I have found over 200 published and unpublished poems. A Square Inch of Space (1974) and Mock Us Gently (1978) contained collections of her works. Numerous other poems were published in newspapers and magazines from 1902 to at least 1978.]

Surprisingly I find myself
among the grown-ups.
My head is as far from the floor as theirs,
I see I must be careful
of my behavior.

You also are tall,
but I suspect you.
Sometimes you are too quiet,
and I have heard you tell the truth
Be warned,
for I have thought this matter out.
Some of these people are really grown up!

[Shh! was published in “A Square Inch of Space” (1974).]

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