Boundaries

Standard

To be loved

Is a gift

Of reciprocity

By earning respect

Both helping

Both supporting

Emotionally

Or physically

Without consciousness

Could be leader

Giving confidence

Strength by modeling

With speech and demeanor

Or with consciousness

a call, a visit, a note

Building smiles, laughter

And especially safety

Of your space, your boundaries

never being crossed

Without your permission

That is love

That is trust

That is respect

You gave

And received

Together

-Jennie Nawrocki

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