Boundaries

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Started a new set of prompts – I love lists of things – this one will prove to be endlessly productive for another couple of years – 227 Rules For Monks. These are from the 30 nissaggiyas. This is where 11 Not to accept carpets containing silk. took me.

Boundaries

don’t take this personally

but I cannot set foot in your house

again

it isn’t you

but the peanuts

you must understand I have nothing

against you as a peanut eater

well not too much

but the fact that nuts

of any kind

have been in your house

prevents me from entering it

the smell remains in the air

it coats everything

I cannot come into contact

with even the lest vestige of

almonds

walnuts

Brazils

pecans

just saying their names

makes me nauseous

it should be a criminal offence

for anyone

anywhere

to be in public after haven eaten

a peanut butter sandwich

don’t they realize the risk to

those with allergies

so I can’t go into your home

can’t even shake your hand

lest your last contact with nuts

of any kind

has left even a trace amount of poison

in your sweat

on your breath

if you really cared

you would make that one sacrifice for me

while we’re at it

 

no meat either

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