by Elizabeth Bishop
Filling Station Love Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Line)
and greasy sons assist him
(it's a family filling station) (11-12)
They're working together! What's more loving than that?
(Embroidered in daisy stitch
with marguerites, I think, (31-32)
Someone took care to make an intricate pattern on the doily. And we're betting it wasn't the greasy sons. Embroidery takes time and care. For someone to make this doily, they have to have cared, at least a little bit, about the space it was going to call home.