chokecherries and bloodberries

By KittyStryker

make me see stars
slap my face, redden each cheek
make my skin glow with the fury in your eyes
within the pain you give me
is the energy i seek, i savor
the power to say no
the freedom to let go of inhibition

you cannot stay composed
when you're tied to a cross
no one expects you to do anything but cry and moan
naked, your body open to the whims of others
tears can fall unheeded and with relief
each red welt across my screaming flesh is another
that will not seep out, unwanted
and end up on a wrist

some call it sacrilege
some call it unnatural to want this
to beg for torture
to kneel and crawl and lick the boots of the ones
who can just as easily throw you into a cage
as caress you
oh, i know the joy in having nothing to do
nothing to choose, all ability stripped away
your desires are someone else's
you their slave
it's so simple that way

a collar is like a satellite
allows me to fly beyond this world into the next
but stay tuned, connected to the ground
i can float and yet not go too far
always find my way back into the arms
of someone to kiss my wounds
make things better

it's easier to manage the pain
when you can see it
easier to heal
when it's only skin, and muscle, and bones, and blood

chain me up
and beat me back into happiness

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Copyright 2003 ~Bast~
Published on Friday, December 5, 2003.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • BetaWolfinVA On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, BetaWolfinVA (894)By person wrote:

    ohh wow... not my kind of submission... but your version has a certain... allure Scholar

  • alesana On Friday, November 11, 2011, alesana (49)By person wrote:

    it's amazing how honest you are... I have trouble admitting it when I have fantasies like that

  • Tracer On Friday, January 16, 2004, Tracer (105)By person wrote:

    "it's easier to manage the pain when you can see it"...and true words spoken...excellent write, seems a trend when I read one of your works...^vTracerv^ Scholar

  • A former member wrote: surprised there are so few comments,this piece is amazing!I really dont know what to say 'a collar is like a satelite'i love orignial with so much power behind it.Im just sorry i cudn leave a better coment, Scholar

  • purr_verse On Friday, December 5, 2003, purr_verse (1064)By person wrote:

    another fabulous write from you! Bonus points from purr the pedant for spelling 'sacrilege' correctly.. >:) I loved the twisted, contorting power of this. purr

  • unusual_blood On Friday, December 5, 2003, unusual_blood (83)By person wrote:

    Wow Bast, just when i thought ur poems couldn't get any more personal. i love the last two lines. I can feel it all, especially the slap on the cheek. i can hear the the begging, stupendous

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