you carry power within you / by Ellen Sorensen

you carry power within you

the scales lose balance 

and I fall into obsession 

off kilter in your presence 


senses are ripe for your essence

and the nearer you approach

the more acutely I'm aware 

that my defenses are near defeated 


i cannot say no to you

my foe and my friend 

you are demanding of me 

but enduring are your rewards 


you tempt me morning and night

you lure me with your most erotic form

and I'm at war within 

fighting a tremendous foe


i clench my fists, ready to fight you off

mind prepared and ready for your advances 

but then you show up in glory

and I am spell bound in your magic