1. defensive wall: a structure such as a wall or fortification built to keep out attackers
2. protection: somebody or something that gives protection or support
3. harbour wall: a wall built out into the sea to shelter a harbour
Her smile was a sensual bulwark
That kept you out
As much as it kept her in.
You thought you might breach her defences
But she was already boiling oil,
Poured through razor sharp teeth.
Mata Hari appears courtesy of LIFE archive
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