did you every consider just putting up a sign?
bright bold letters telling the world that this is your property,
your decision, your life.
you can stop by if invited in.
you can stay if you are curious.
i might even let you sit by the fire,
sip the sweetness of my voice,
wander in the river of my thoughts,
often clear, often muddy.
like the chill of winter,
the slow dying into deep reds and hushed browns of fall,
the hint of brilliant sun
calling for rebirth in the spring of this private property.