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21. Who does all this thinking are there rules for it this boundary between the work and its maintenance who draws it 22. Don't like boundary
-- Untitled Speaker (Maintenance)

Importance: The speaker here is untitled; they have no name, no gender, and indeed, no identifying information can be found within this particular chapbook, it being list-based — nothing but a series of half-composed points, numbering from 1 to 26. These points sketch a rough narrative, painting a portrait of a person performing household maintenance. When the speaker writes points 21 and 22, they are referring, perhaps, to the line between work and maintenance toed by persons who, as profession, fix things like cars or radiators or fences — these being the subject of the speaker's past few statements. Yet equally do points 21 and 22 reflect upon Carson's purpose: to challenge the boundary between work and maintenance — to challenge boundaries altogether — because she does not "like boundary." Boundaries limit signification. Thus does Carson utilize...

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