(First published at Poetry Under Cover)


Laying on the bed
I laughed and pushed
My limits of obedience.

Testing him, wondering
How far would he let me
Push before HE pushed back?

Lay down, he’d say
I’d raise up on my elbows,
My naked breasts lifting.
Lay down, he’d say again.

His fingers inside me,
Lay down, his tone firmer
I began to sit up as his arm
Made contact with my chest.

Quickly, firmly pressing against
My body, the front of my shoulders
Just under my chin, finally…

A surge of pleasure throughout
My body, the look in his eyes
As he realized my need to submit.