Fortress Around Your Heart


At the corner of 6th Avenue and West 14th Street. Photo by Rick Stachura. June 24, 2018.



And if I built this fortress around your heart

Encircled you in trenches and barbed wire

Then let me build a bridge

(For I cannot fill the chasm)

Let me set the battlements on fire


–from “Fortress Around Your Heart” by Sting, 1985




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