She was told the Facts of Life much too early.
She demanded to know why. Because you asked, her mother said.
You were so persistent, I finally gave in to you.
When her father told her the Rockies once were under water,
She refused to believe this plain untruth. Her world was rocked,
She was shocked because this was the first lie
He ever spoke to her.
They drove to the top of their mountain, the one
With their house at the foot, and he stopped the car beside
A slope. He asked her to dig and she found seashells.
She was rocked again.