i am not

i am stronger than you think
i may be.

yet you have no clue of the
magnitude of power i wield.

i [in my extreme Ivory Tower]
yield to no one.

you [in your average token palace]
avenge all who knock.

you grab me, shove me to the ground.
i am a King without a crown.

but you are sensitive to my fears
and your soft soft soft soft hands hold me.

i am not stronger than you think
i am not.

 2001 by Joel Mathew Hegberg