Of all those moments, in a glimpse,
you breached this fortress guarding heart:

tonight your stare subverts defense
exempting not one brick's pretense

to withhold love from light of day
but rather place it on display

for all the world to weigh at last
emotions here so long amassed

- such treasures hidden till this hour
when truth will prove its knightly power

to brave and reach the keep to save
this castle from becoming grave

to feelings fading since concealed.
A siege of eyes, then souls revealed.

Siege © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: October 15, 2019