The Fortress

The fortress is forbidding.

Made of granite,

it sits on a cliff.

The drawbridge is lowered

without warning,

sometimes landing

on the heads of

poor unfortunates

who linger.

But intrepid souls

willing to hack

through the thick and thorny

woods that surround it

and cross the moat when

opportunities present

will find

the interior

warm,

and the food,

delicious.

Copyright 2016

Maria Thompson Corley

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Maria Thompson Corley is a Canadian pianist, arranger, voice actor, and mother of two.

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Maria Thompson Corley

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Maria Thompson Corley is a Canadian pianist, arranger, voice actor, and mother of two.

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