Young Girl

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Young Girl

You are a carriage

trim, smooth and polished,

with a pert driver

perched in front.

Living in your own world,

body and spirit as one,

you go your own way.

Why do you suddenly stop?

You are the twin bulbs

of an egg-timer

gradually coming

to understand each other.

There is joy in your neck,

round and firm as a fruit

whose flavours are below

in its juices.

© Margaret Morgan 2004

The opening bars of Young Girl begin over the top of the closing bars of Youth. The music is in an A B A from with the slow central section accelerating back to the original quick tempo.