I am the electricity that shocks the air,
I am the prickling sensation of intimidation they feel;
I am the source of the shine reflected in his eyes,
I am the love that I deserve.
If you find me you’ll discover that
I am a treasure worth keeping,
Despite how much trouble I am
To cleanse of dirt and filth.
I am the strength of the earth beneath my feet,
I am the warmth of the fire that keeps us warm.
I am the power behind the curling wave,
That washes against our feet in the sand of the beach.
I am among the most fearful creatures on this earth.
I am among the most gentle creatures on this earth.
I am the lingering caress of the wind that has the potential
To rise to a howling twister in order to protect those I love.
I am the sacrifice, willingly made,
In order to show my world how much I care.
I am the inevitable end to those who threaten my foundations.
Who seek to poison my roots, my collective family.