Resist

Time and again

I have wished upon falling stars

closed my eyes and wished on dandelions.

I have wished at each birthday 

for the exact same thing,

a chance to stand at your side.

I fought this ride of emotion

tried to turn from the stallion

but he nuzzled my neck

until I could not say good-bye.

I hold your memory close by

a secret that I hoard

unable to share with anyone

this festering pain.

I dig deep within my chest

ripping free my shredded heart.

I resist your claim to me 

I resist the dreams you have given me.

©Jay-lyn Doerksen

November 28/17

Submission

Like a beast prowling in the night

eyes glittering with light

I run and race

trying to keep pace

so as to not loose my heart.

You circle around

nosing in the darkness

finding my scent and able to follow.

No matter where I hide

no matter how I camouflage 

myself in the garden.

Our scents arise 

battling with the night air

lust and desire

a need that craves to be fulfilled.

You ghost up behind me

silently padding on wolfen feet

pouncing as though I were prey

my submission 

your dominance 

as you mark me as yours.

©Jay-lyn Doerksen

 Nov. 28/17.