By Echolocation
Date: 2002 Jan 02
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Give and Take

So many times I have faltered, stumbled,
Glimpsing a truth I had yet to feel
Now by joy I give you I am humbled
Standing in awe before the power I wield

Watching as quivers chase across your skin,
Your strength held captive by my lightest touch
I marvel at the paradox again:
By pleasing you I am given so much.

And in that moment as I watch your face,
Like Cybele, Inanna, Ceinwen, Astarte
I am every goddess who for a space
Worshipped a mortal man who touched her heart

There is no difference between take and give
Because the more we love, the more we live