Definitions (Part 2)

Consent at body, remember blog

You lay beneath me and tell me you do not consent.

You do not consent.

To my love, to my offer, to my body. To be clear – you do not permit, and you do not approve. It is in the open now. The discord of our engagement. How every consummation brings its own kind of war, a battle against the impassive slaughter of your retreat. I have advanced a thousand times – but now, in an instant, I surrender.

You do not consent.

Sentir - to feel

You cannot consent. 

To consent you would have to feel. And you never felt a thing.

Even when your ship was sinking, even as you crashed against the rocks, you were silent and stoic in your disintegration. I watched you drown and barely gasp for air. You never warmed against my mouth, you never cried out in your return. I brought you back to life and you did not make a sound. You merely scratched at my surface, and hardened your own.

We did not feel a single thing together.

(Not even when I walked away).

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3 thoughts on “Definitions (Part 2)

  1. This is one evokes such sadness… the regret, the sense of connections not really made, or possibly made but not recognized. Nothing has the potential for sadness like being in love, does it?

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