I swathe myself in Frankincense,
before you grace my presence.
Your unsettling vibration rattles me
when my eyes fixate into yours.
I sometimes desire to coddiwomple,
remove myself from the unease
my entire body resonates—from
surrounding myself around you.
Most folks don’t feel what I feel.
They can’t observe and identify
the ambiguous, unspoken energy
you magnify and beam onto others.
I’ll interact gracefully with you upfront
While secretly shielding my own aura
I’d rather trust my intuition about you
Rather than succumb to your charisma.
–by Maria Mocha © 2021
*The definition of coddiwomple is “to travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination”.