Mine – 2


he dominates me
because i let him
he dominates me
because that’s what he is –
a man who treasures me
and loves me,
who knows me so well,
he lays out
my darkest fears

but lest you think
he can do whatever he wants
it’s with my consent
that he can
dominate my heart
that yearns for submission
with a look, a kiss,
even the sweet sting
of a firm hand

*This is for National Poetry Month, where I’m writing on a theme. Inspired by Álvaro de la Herrán‘s video for GQ Spain called Mine


So NaPoWriMo15 is officially here and as usual, I’m late in posting.  For this year’s challenge, I’m sticking to something simpler – no long tortured poetry about my life and all that, and what a big sigh of relief that is.

Instead, I’m doing an exploration of sorts.

I came across Álvaro de la Herrán‘s video for GQ Spain called Mine, and me being the visual creature that I am, I wanted to write poetry inspired by that feature that delves into what Herrán calls, “a contemporary sexual relationship” where “a kiss hides more than a tongue.”  The video has some NSFW elements so be forewarned before you click on the link.

So some of the poems might be a bit risqué and the accompanying screen caps NSFW, but it is what it is.  But because it’s an exploration for me into the realm of sensuality that I’ve never done before in poetry, I hoe that I won’t be offending too many sensibilities.

Besides, what’s the point of poetry when it becomes too safe, eh?