Allure
by Michael L. Smith, JR
Las Vegas, NV

I do not understand these feelings
Growing, bubbling inside of me
Raging to the surface as you brush past me
This charm, this electric charge that pervades my senses
An allure, calling to me from within you
Some kind of power that enthralls the mind
Captures the conscious and raptures it away
Until I am nothing but a husk, staring
Eternally, as you walk on by
Never turning, ever distant
Unaware of these emotions
Tumultuous within me, yearning to burst free
Such a power over me and me alone
Or is everyone else hiding their feelings
Just like me, afraid to even approach
Afraid to share in these confusing thoughts
This blistering heat which is stirred to the surface
By a single look, a single wave, a single smile
Lost at sea, grasping to nothing but your image
As you grow ever further from my waiting arms
Longing to hold you, longing to show you
Just how I feel while under your allure