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  • Shapes are defined primarily by their edges
    Where does the boundary lie -
    What is kept out?
    What is kept in?
    How far will I go?
    How much can I take?
    Even more than my skills it is my boundaries that define me.
    The trees on the balcony at work are the ones that are most adaptable
    Honey Locusts that can live anywhere from Texas to Massachusetts,
    They are giant pea plants that grow into trees.
    They can tolerate the city and so they live 7 stories up in the heart of Chicago.

    I might check the boxes that say brother, son, writer, reader, wanderer
    - but how you will know me is by what I will do not what I can do.
    I am accommodating, I let me boundaries move
    They respond to my environment and I too can survive in a wide range.
    Will I work long hours?
    Thanks for staying late.
    Will I look you in the eye and admit when I can't do something?
    Welcome to the team.
    Too often I keep silent and let the moment slip by
    In my head I treasure the knowledge that I was right.
    The knowledge cuts me off from my life, from the stream of moments.
    What is kept out?
    What is kept in?
    Even when my boundaries move they isolate me.
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