So We Decided to Keep by Lisa Cihlar

Goatkeeping, beekeeping, housekeeping.
Keeping up appearances, keeping up with
the neighbors. Keeping score, keeping chickens,
keeping warm. Keeping faith, keeping mum.
Say keeping. Say it again. Sounds like a bird
still in the nest. Lose the meaning by repeating.
Keep me at arm’s length. Keep shoveling,
almost there, bury this to keep it fresh.
Keep out of my way. Keep away, let’s play.
Rapunzle kept in a keep. Prince keeping
promises. Peace keeping by keeping guns.
Keep fighting, keep going, and keep safe.
Lisa Cilhar

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