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
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).]
All of Sibyl’s poetry published to date on this website can be seen in these posts: