Power is the crushing sensation delivered from somewhere vaguely Above.
It is obtuse; inscrutable.
Ever-shifting and mercurial.
A black hole sucking everything in.
A black boot in every face.
A contradiction; a cognitive dissonance.
The bitter taste on one's tongue.
The gnawing fear.
A slap in the face.
An endless arms race.
A shallow grave.
A cold stare.