Building Walls

I set the block I’m building now
Beside your rugged rock
Yours flat or round with keystone fits
Packed tight with sand filled slots

Mine is standing taller soon
Straight and level square
To keep me guarded safe within
To keep you shut out there

But yours it’s building one by one
One stone, one boulder rock
You’ll still be building when I’m done
My latch, attached and locked

Walled in grey obstructs my view
The forest mortared dim
But rock surround won’t save you
When zombies march again

Still smile and stack your one by one
Your back arched toward their stand
While watch with doubt from ladder rung
I wonder what’s your plan

You stop to greet a lilting bird
Perched upon your work
Then catch a glimpse of neighbor heard
And wave with a small smirk

You wipe your brow, and lift your trowel
To fit another rock
And me I shrink behind my wall
Embarrassed I was caught

Today’s NaPoWriMo challenge: Write a poem that features walls, bricks, stones, arches, or the like.

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