Her changing moods are not insurmountable, only
exhausting; this campaigner (not grizzled
- though she'd have it so,
if her defences spoke of her intentions)

whether offering the heights of arias
in attempts to scale,
or dropping coins into wells for her
as if to test depths,
fails again.

He will regroup, plan another tact
a more subtle approach
a series of moves (a dance? a march?)
More diversion than direct

The goal, not to overwhelm, but
dissuade
at least at first.

Reading Sun Tzu lead to no
enlightenment and the other ancient
texts proved too esoteric to trap a
chameleonic girl of the twitter age

(her flit-fleet attention span protean
rather than evidence of disinterest,
but antipredator adaption was beyond
his weakened capacities to comprehend).

His last ditch effort (more like his latest and notlast
try) was a series of photographs- the outside of her
apartment, a shot of her ceiling, looking up and
the door of her bedroom, ajar

How was he to know,
(there was so much he did not know),
that she had walls behind her walls;
eyes that opened neither.



By etouffee and Posmella

Coun"ter*mure` (-m?r`), n. [Counter- + mure: cf. F. contremur.] Fort.

A wall raised behind another, to supply its place when breached or destroyed. [R.] Cf. Contramure.

Knolles.

 

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Coun`ter*mure" (koun`t?r-m?r"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Countermured (-m?rd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Countermuring.] [Cf. F. contremurer.]

To fortify with a wall behind another wall.

[R.]

Kyd.

 

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