Building a Fence

Today I built a fence

I bought premium lumber

And I fastened it together with all of my best arguments


My fence is tall and grand

It defines my space

And separates what is yours from what is mine


The view from inside is comforting

My dogs do not stray

And the wind enters broken


The grass doesn’t grow here anymore

I pace around the trampled soil  

And I call out through the cracks of my planked security