Some neighbors make very strong fences
to show where each other one’s whence is,
though some will make use
of this as an excuse
for remembering ancient offenses.
Author’s note: The title and verse are inspired by the opening line from Robert Frost’s 1914 poem The Mending Wall, “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall”.
Ken Gosse prefers writing short, rhymed verse with traditional meter often filled with whimsy and humor. First published in The First Literary Review–East in November 2016 and since then in The Offbeat, Pure Slush, Parody, The Ekphrastic Review, and others. Raised in the Chicago suburbs, now retired, he and his wife have lived in Mesa, AZ, over twenty years.