And just like that, she locked her heart down again,
More securely than if placed in a fortress,
To never be opened again for any casual tourist.
Only a fool would test her walls.
She, once again, was in complete control-
Alone, but safe.
Stronger than steel,
Softer than velvet.
She kept the key
Hidden away safely,
Where no man or mouse
Could ever retrieve it,
Without her consent.