between

 

There is a line

between

connection and intrusion

and it is a barbed wire fence

That says to most organisms

"Keep out" and "Don't press there"

 

But to seeds carried on the wind:

"Come over as you will

and let the sister of what is growing in that heart

begin

to take root in mine"

 

And to the right kind of animal,

agile and careful,

"Slip through."

 




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