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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Submission


Submission 

at first light I will type the date,
pat my pounding chest with nibbled 
nails -as you glow taunting, sending
spent malevolent completeness
from behind the staring screen-
I will print a hard copy of you, hold 
the heft of you in my hands-rip you, 
shred you, burn you - and after - 
when you are reduced to a pot 
of ashes I will throw you 
to the wind over my garden - 
I shall rinse my burning face - 
in cool water-clear my mind of 
your mess and finally free -hit -
SUBMIT

12 comments:

  1. Submission by domination? Though as in 'Enter' ... not!

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  2. I love the relational undertones. I could very well say these things to my husband, when I'm feeling saucy, a little bit sexy-violent, but still somehow submissive. :) I'm BIG on begging forgiveness for my mouth around here. I often say, "I know I was out of line, so you decide on my punishment ... or let me know how I can make it better by serving you" (with a sly little smile and wink behind the words, of course). I almost always instantly hear "foot rub" in response. :P

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  3. I so know the feeling........but one would not want even the ashes in one's garden. Smiles.

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  4. A wonderful take on both writing and the word submission - sometimes we have to submit in Order to free ourselves of certain burdens

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  5. There are no other way to shed yourself from someone than this... love the anger you have filled your word with...

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  6. Clever poetry, liked this piece

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  7. Whoa!I had to go and wash my face with cool water after reading this :) Powerful and well understood.
    ZQ

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  8. Ah, I empathize with these thoughts. There are some people.....yes, I understand.

    http://inthecornerofmyeye.blogspot.com/2016/09/reflection.html

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  9. Sounds as though that was good to get of the chest. Let's hope tomorrow with be better.

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  10. Love the topic and the way the narrative evolves to the beautiful punch line: hit submit... so well written, as always...

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