He built a stone wall,
high and heavy around his heart.
He told himself it was for protection but really,
it was in good part, to keep her away.
He posted guards around the perimeter – sentries, with strict instructions
to keep her at bay.
She laid siege outside of his ramparts. Settled in, patient, waiting
And then, when the time was right,
she sounded a single note of her love song
and brought the bulwarks down, like Joshua at Jericho.
He had been blind to the obvious flaw in his plan.
He had not considered the strength of her will
or the power of her determination.
He never realized that he wanted her so.
A Tuesday morning response to a Monday Writing Prompt generously provided by The Secret Keeper.