To Fence or Not To

over-fence
A barrier, a wall, a partition-
To lock me in – freedom pinned
A railing, a rampart, a protection –
To encompass me – captivity lived.

Oh why do you gather to confine
Why not to encircle?
Oh why the stockade?
Why not enclose?

If fences can filter
The bad from the good
If fences can filter
The false from the true

Then raise the fence
Raise it do
And hurdles no matter
Raise it do

If fences can separate
The chaff from the wheat
If fences can separate
The dirt from the clean

Then build a fence
Fortify it too
And obstacles no danger
Fortify it too.

But my freedom not be pinned
Captivity be lived
For fences ain’t my angst
Fences will me rest.

 

 

 

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