I’ve recently been told that I don’t come off as a Top or Master. Which I find interesting, since I am one. Perhaps because I am gentle or emotional. I’m not really certain why. Perhaps it’s in my method. Outside of an active scene, I want my submissive to feel fully comfortable. To know that I care for them and that I would never harm them beyond their desire or capacity. I don’t take by force what could be had with gentleness. And even in play I prefer a slow escalation at the beginning of the relationship. Take it slow, get to know their capacities, their desires, what they want to explore, what is absolutely off the table. Bringing out the cat o’ nine on first meeting is a recipe for disaster even if the sub is up for it. If there is something I cannot abide it is a top that makes a submissive feel like they are not loved. A submissive is a treasure, outside of scene they should feel like they are. A top is responsible for not just the sexual/sensual well being of their submissive but their emotional needs as well. A top that misrepresents or mistreats a sub pisses me off. So I come off gentle, because I care. A real top is controlled, conscious of their actions, can appear cruel but is focused on the goal. Their pleasure is a piece of it, but they are responsible for their submissive’s pleasure as well. Being a brutal and selfish lover does not make you a top or master, it makes you an asshole.
I know there is a bunch of controversy surrounding this word. Let me explain my definition.
Friendzoning is about someone deliberately stringing people along with the full knowledge that they have no intention of pursuing a romantic relationship while playing at the possibility that there might be one.
It is not about desiring sex and being denied it because the relationship between them is friendship.
If an individual cannot maintain the emotional distance required by friendship Eg not letting it spill over into desire, then it behooves the person to be honest and tell the one who wants friendship only that they desire a romantic relationship and would persue friendship only if it leads to such.
Some people are destined to only be friends. But others you may feel romantically inclined to. If you cannot shift the romantic interest into agapic entanglement then you owe it to yourself and the person to be honest about your intentions. If you are and they don’t feel the same way then walk away. Staying can only be damaging. Maybe some distance will change your mind.
Back to my main point, friendzone.
To me friendzoning is a deliberate manipulation, it means that the Desired is stringing along the desiree with the possibility of a romantic relationship in order to fulfill their own emotional or material needs without consideration of the emotional wellbeing of the desiree. This is not actual friendship. This is borderline sociopathic behavior.
I breathe you in, faint floral over something else that quickens my heart,
lips trailing your neck, breathe hot and pooling in the curve between neck and shoulder; fingers lightly brushing skin
dreams persist though possibilities end
You ever wish you could start a conversation over? Wish you could be more witty, more charming? Unfortunately, there is no going back.
There are people out there in the world right now who, if you met them and said just the right thing, would change your life forever. Would be a catalyst for change in your life that catapults you forward. There are people walking around right now who would be the love of your life, igniting a passion that will spark epiphany. But time and chance shake us all.
The right person at the wrong time. The right person, right time, wrong thing to say. And what happens when you meet someone who is all of this, what happens when you can’t hold on to them. Maybe we all need to be a little less jaded, a little more accepting. Embrace our frailties, our flawed hearts.
We bind our love to desire, to ambition, to politics, to what we wear, how we talk. So many caveats and criteria that we kill the soil in which love might flourish. Perhaps we need to till the soil, start again. Accept your flaws, their flaws, our flaws. Love with your whole self, hold nothing back.
You’ll be destroyed, again and again. I know. I’ve been there. But any way else is the slow strangling death of hope. And that, that I will not accept.
I’ve just realized why people call me chivalrous. I’m a romantic. I see and talk about beauty. If someone I’m romantically interested in puts themselves down I assure them that this is not the case even if only to me.
If whomever I’m with is open to it, then I’ll write them poetry, open doors, insist that me paying is my honor. I’ll keep my word, if I give it. I’ll strive to be worthy of them as I hope they strive to be worthy of me.
It’s not chivalry, or if it is, it is the kind that comes from within. It is honor. Is honor so rare it cannot be recognized? Except as a fairy tale ideal? A person who is chivalrous is a shining ideal. I’m no one’s shiny ideal. Honor is a daily struggle in the blood and muck. Sometimes I fail. But I pick myself up and continue on. Chivalry is a fairytale. Honor is as real as you allow it to be.
a kiss of the lips fills me with sick dread
while the kiss of the lash fills me with anticipation;
the stroke of the skin is so divorced from my reality that it freezes me in place;
while the flick of my wrist bringing down the riders crop on skin
the slap and the vibration of a well placed blow makes me shiver in delight
tie me up, tie you down
This vanilla life is so uncertain
I’m not practiced at it
it makes me feel inept, unsure
All the while other skills are rotting on the vine;
And yet I am afraid of falling into the life again
It feels like a step back, like it served its purpose when I was numb and while I enjoy it occasionally or as dirty talk, I don’t want it as my world. It feels like that world either consumes you or your out of it and I’m not sure where I stand with either; On the one hand, it always excites me, on the other I want love not pain mingled with lust.
I’m dancing on the beach. Beneath a sun drenched sky.
I woke with the dawn and walked the block to the the beach. It’s cool but the day is slowly warming. The sun is rising, it is like a sound rushing over the world. A harmony only I am listening to. But instead of wallowing in the loneliness, I soak in the quiet and the light. I begin to dance. Slowly at first, the morning joggers avoid my path. I begin to hum, then sing, I am exultant in the light. This moment, this moment, this moment. One minute to the next, beautiful.
You want to make me feel better? Provide me with someone I can murder. Some scumbag tied to a chair. Pleading to b let go, pleading but I’m not moved. I’ll pull out my blade and carve out my pain. Listen to his screams, listen as he crys until he knows my pain. Until we are brothers in pain. Until he begs for death. Yes my brother, I’ll grant you the cessation of pain that I cannot have. The blade Slipping underneath the sternum. Into your heart. As you die, I am empty.
I want all of you
Not just your body
All of you
Your mind, so delicious and a little(or alot) twisted
Your humor, your laughter
Your good times
A drink shared in sorrow
And one raised in joy
I want that look in your eyes that says I am yours
I want your blush when I’ve said something wicked
Your anger when I’ve taken it too far
Your hobbies I learn to tolerate and some that I love
Your quirks that seemed cute in the beginning and drive me mad now
I want you to be confident, in me, if nothing else
I want you to be home when you’re ready
And for me to be that home
I want all that you are
And I want you to want all that I am
Across the street, waiting for the train
I spotted you, all unaware
Staring to the middle distance
Forgive me my trespass
your solemn gaze, I find you too beautiful to share.
My sugar rush, and jagged gasp
Embracing crush, a bitter kiss
Forgive me my trespass.
You’re too beautiful to share
A Crooked road warbling away
A twisting turn brings me back to you
Staring to the middle distance,
Your solemn gaze, my sugar rush
I spotted you waiting for the train.