28 Jan


I write at my desk.

It is built from ancient reclaimed oak. The wood is scarred and worn and darkened with age. It was crafted and constructed to especially to fill a space in my study. It is beautifully built, sturdy and strong. It is completely in keeping with this 400-year-old cottage with its thick ironstone walls and huge beams, its large inglenook fireplace, and its mullioned windows with leaded glass.

I write at my desk.

Novels, short stories, poetry, random prose, blog posts, tweets, e-mails. And much else besides. I usually tap the words out on a wireless keyboard. Sometimes I use my beloved Mont Blanc fountain pen filled with midnight blue ink. Less often than I would like. Technology is far more accommodating of revision and mistakes.

I write at my desk.

Here I allow my memory to recover the fragments of the past that touch me still. Here I let yesterday and today kiss my words with immediacy, desire, wonder and delight. Here I write of lovers and strangers, dancers and shadows, family and friends. Always safe in anonymity.

I write at my desk.

And often, I admit, I think of you.

I imagine you here, your scent fragile in the air, the cool of your fingertips, the heat of your body. I undress you. Slowly. Reverently. Tenderly. Time standing still.

I bend you over the smooth wood. I make it an altar on which to worship you. A table on which to spread you. A sacred raised dais on which to adore you.

I close my eyes, lost in the thought of your sighs, your movement, and your pure skin against seasoned grain.

I write at my desk.



© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Not newly written but the desk is always here.

Art by Fabian Perez


Posted by on January 28, 2020 in D/s, Poetry, Still Life


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6 responses to “Desk

  1. In mind and out

    January 28, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    “Here I let yesterday and today kiss my words with immediacy, desire, wonder and delight.”

    I love that, the connections that infuse your words and make them so beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. patti o'malley (@OzoneparkPatti)

    January 28, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    I would love that desk and’re very lucky

    Liked by 1 person

  3. thereluctantpoet

    January 30, 2020 at 2:33 am

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:

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