REBECCA TAMÁS #1: BDSM

Artwork by Rida Abbaasi
Artwork by Rida Abbasi

1

 

please turn around

 

this is all of my love desperately

finding itself

 

2

 

your ‘first time’ does not exist

but is a state of mind

 

for example

 

it can happen with a slice of orange

finding your open gap

 

or with a horse/

 

a train to the cold sea

 

3

 

who cares about order

clean up the sperm in regard

for your partner or partners

 

yes girls have sperm

but we call it feelings

 

4

 

everything is about consent

mostly no one consents to pain

rain ruins that one day of

happiness you had with your

uncle

or socio-economic factors

mean that you go to prison

 

so consent is a yes

for this body’s unsealed event

 

5

 

you can be put over

if it’s a guillotine

for an injection you lie

things seep

 

 

6

 

toys can be useful

anything from an eye mask

to a tank

 

7

 

i asked to be hurt

time team was on

there was so much beautiful

potential in both the past

and the future

there was a goodness

coming out of the desire to

know

and do right

but didn’t

 

8

 

everyone has to start somewhere!

next time your partner

drops a wet towel

instead of those breathing exercises

about how you could have done art school

flip them over and spank them

with the soft inside

of your hand

 

9

 

sometimes there is room

for a movement in both orifices

especially when you can’t say no

which adds a layer

 

i have stood in front of the sun

when it was really blazing

and i have been properly weak

i have said take me

even though no one heard

so really i asked the air to take me

and it did

 

 

 

10

 

wrap your breasts/penis/other

up in leather like material

read john stuart mill

come against the hand

like a cow giving birth

 

11

 

i can see how easy obeying is

telling takes the real

 

spunk

 

telling is a careful

dance of pleasures

 

i look at the cats howling

when they do it

and i think

 

yeah

 

 

About Rebecca Tamás 4 Articles
REBECCA TAMÁS was born in London and lives in Norwich, where she is studying for a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at University of East Anglia. Her first poetry pamphlet, The Ophelia Letters, was published by Salt in 2013, and she has most recently been published in The White Review and Best British Poetry 2015. She is currently at work on a full length collection, which centres on witchcraft, difference, female alterity and strangeness. She tweets @RebTamas.