A grizzled woman to bear.
Her reputation preceded her, as they say.
In a city of merely a handful of hundred thousands,
she left a trail of broken beds in her wake.
Her greatest feat was detachment.
Her greatest fear was silence at night.
His greatest desire was to stand second in line.
Behind her, of course, ready to step forward.
But always behind her, for however long.
Because that place ought to be only his.