this is much like a computer must feel
(were it not a cold machine)
when rubbed against a magnet –
circuits fried.
she sits close
so close that
i can feel her heartbeat quicken
and i know
that mine does the same
though i dare not speak
my mind,
much like a hard drive
when encountered
with an attractive force
  — a force so powerful
that it binds the tongue
of this (self-proclaimed) wordsmith
much like witchcraft
though perhaps less sinister.