Good Fences Do Make Good Neighbors #poem #poetry

Today’s poem hit me all at once, demanding to be posted. So, even though it’s not sciency, here it is:
Dog in tree

Who cares about fences

In my garden, his cat
Would make deposits
That I’d rather not discover.

Chasing mice, my dog
Would destroy
His wood pile cover.

Instead we wave and smile
And do each other favors,
Because it’s true, that saying old,
Good fences make good neighbors.

Inspired by Robert Frost’s poem, which is about walls, even though his neighbor gives me the quote, “good fences make good neighbors.” Maybe Frost didn’t know what his neighbor was thinking after all.

Before I built a wall I’d ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offense.
Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,
That wants it down.