Of Walls and Fences

The brush beside
A fence unkempt is
Breaching through
Broken slats of rust.

The decaying of our
Heart’s discontent,
Crumbles of cement,
Lament and mistrust.

Regrettably the wood
Has dried to splintered
Perfection; fractured
Enough to pierce our

Callused skin. Thus,
There is no peace and
No security no matter
How well we attempt

To fence ourselves in.

Kenneth Vincent Walker is a "New Formalist" Poet, Spoken Word Artist, Performer, and Author of BORDERLINE ABSURD (An Exercise in Rhyme and Reason), published by Poem Sugar Press 2015. Read other articles by Kenneth Vincent.