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Burlap Cuffs

Virtuoso lover--
you never fail to taunt me
to make me beg for intensification.
How many times will the ropes
hold you down?
Until I encase you in a permanent pose ...
vulnerability seeping desire,
ready for the thrust of my power.
Lying in a cage.
Pleased to be the prey.
You ask to be relieved of initiation
and I grant you helpless with a kiss.
Exploring every pore
with wet fingers and tongue
traveling across uncharted territory
even though I've been here twice before.
It's all so new.
Beautiful enough to be only you.
Now, I allow
followed by deep sleep.
Rest my love, for tomorrow
I will rule you again.

© 1998 J. Bishop