Shawn L. Bird

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poem-differences January 24, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 4:11 pm
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An invitation is made when the bosom

appears bulging into the neckline,

his gaze is grabbed and as she walks away

she pulls him to his feet to trail after her,

eager for the game.


Her instigation is subtle.

He appears at the stair,

tips his head toward the bedroom and waits.

If he’s ignored, he offers another tip.

And if she decides to follow him,

she will do so with a sense of irritation

that he doesn’t offer invitations

so much as commands,

and she’s pretty sure she didn’t actually

promise to obey.



8 Responses to “poem-differences”

  1. Yep, and I don’t think many of us, male or female, like being ordered about, when it comes to matters of the heart.

  2. This is so well written!

  3. I like the agency you give the woman: “IF she decides to follow” and “she didn’t actually promise to obey”. 🙂

  4. Lori Carlson Says:

    Reblogged this on A Whispered Wind and commented:
    Wow, I am blown away by the nuances of this poem. A Powerful message about how each sex views a relationship!
    Comments are disabled. Please visit Shawn’s blog to leave a comment. Thanks!

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