From the collection published in 2021, And Don’t Come Back.
Give Me a Quote
I say I’m indifferent
I say it’s of no matter to me
I don’t want to know anything about it.
I’m willing to keep the peace
if it is available at a low price
prompting me to ask:
What will it take to get me
a fence reinforced
quick neat and strong?
2 thoughts on “Give Me A Quote”
I love that the second stanza introduced the fence metaphor as the first stanza immediately made me think of the importance of establishing boundaries to self-care but that sometimes it is necessary to breach those boundaries a little in order to maintain an aspect of a relationship. It’s like a gate in your robust fence.
Yes, that is it, in a strange way allowing some access seems to let people think they aren’t shut out so they don’t feel they have to push, because the way is open, but the fence just by existing is a mental as well as physical barrier. I think it’s an interesting psychology kind of thing.
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