Waiting Void

Composed as a tribute to the Ladies of Subterrain, October 2004. The on-line part of Subterrain can be accessed through the link on the links page

      -----oo0oo-----

Only a heartbeat unsteady and hollow;
Only the throb of blood in my ears;
Only the motes on the floor stirred by breathing
Witness the tension that's borne of my fears.

Held by the bindings, fastened securely;
Held where she wants me, buckled and fast;
Held in the bondage of willing devotion:
Least is the former and greatest the last.

Nothing to see with eyes closed and darkened;
Nothing to do but to wait for her touch;
Nothing to hope but the strength for endurance
To last her attentions I've craved for so much.

Now she comes to me, bearing her trophy;
Sharp heels tapping, marking her pace.
As she flexes her swagger I wait on her pleasure:
Time slows; my senses are suspended in space.

Hear the sharp whisper of air stirred to motion,
Feeling the kiss of the breeze on my skin;
Tensed for the moment when it takes her notion
That the time has now come for her works to begin.

It whips howling downwards in a blur speeding blindly,
Splitting the air in a furious arc.
Fire and razor twists hot searing anguish
Pain flames and billows, with nerves spitting sparks.

Lost in feelings,
Lost in my pain,
Lost in forever
I submit to her cane.

-----oo0oo-----

For poetry and other miscellaneous writing click the 'Poetry' link on the home page, or click here to go to the poetry index page.

Click here to go back to the home page