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Poem - Once Top or Bottom

"Once Top or Bottom" was inspired by a conversation I had with a dear friend. While the poem could be about garment location, it is probably instead about some form of dancing.

Once Top or Bottom

Once a top was a shirt
and the bottom was a skirt
with the switch as the time
when work was put aside
now language has evolved
words turned to evoke
positions of the heart
as outcomes of desire

power of the crown
ignoring gentle grace
as the mighty drives
by virtue of their focus
once this was the suit
with padding up to there
now that's put aside
for leather and some chains

moving to the lowest
receiver of attention
it's not a bad place
to practice how to catch
lower half of the trunk
that's where fashion puts them
the same is true for the topic
illustrated by this poem

changing at the whims
consent from all involved
the rules are turned over
as positions swap around
flip-flop is not the shoe
instead it's a diversion
of giving and receiving
reversal of the pleasure

words mean something else
position leads the way
as Tinder feeds the flames
statements made for play
put aside the garments
they're no longer needed
the bottom and the top
directed by their station.

2018. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved. 20180124.
Tags: intimacy, poem

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