Sue Monk Kidd,
you have caused a stir
in the hearts of many little girls
and their English teachers

the tunnel you've dug
between the stinging, perspiring mistakes of slavery
to the not black or white but green gardens of Utopia
has brought us deep down underground
allowing us to see from the inside

Sue Monk Kidd,
your lavish views on pain and comfort
and your passion-filled, all-too-obvious symbolism and advice
have been enough to allow me easy A's on analytical questions
and to remind me that my own thoughts are not worthless

Sue Monk Kidd,
you are the natural beauty of adolescent literature
nothing about your career screams of forced effort
nothing about your fiction screams untrue