Pic and a Word #274: Private fortress

This happened last June when a visiting friend pointed at the Forte Filippo fortress above Porto Ercole and said: “Let’s go up there.”









Private fortress

Like a mistress,
a miss in stress,
the fortress,
a fort in rest,
hovers above town,
taking the heat for it. 

We, the visitors,
wish to visit,
but we can’t. 

Private property,
proper privacy. 

We can only circle it,
observe the idle cannons,
look down all around,
and leave.

Not our bells,
not our flats,
not our fortress,
not our flag.

In response to Patrick Jennings’ Pic and a Word Challenge #274: Fortress

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