The Best Kind of Intimidation

You intimidate me.

And,
yes,
I'm talking about you.

Your scars aren't scary.
Your tattoos aren't scary.
Your stare does not torture me.

Your confidence is scary.
Your strength is scary.
Your ambition is beyond belief.

Your intelligence, your forcefulness,
your charming, disarming wit,
your instinct, your compassion,
your boyish, angry fits,

Once confounded me,
astounded me,
impressed me constantly,

Now endears me;
It fears me
to say:

I admire you, terribly.