Imagined from the image by Natalia Drepina for mlmm photo challenge 145 

monastery bed

bruise me

with indifference

bloody me

with averted lips

tie my hands

with unacknowledged needs

how dare you turn

our bed into a monastery

as you please

so I receive no pleasure

never asking if I

could switch luxuria

for habit

my habit for celibacy

tighten more the rope

so hands, so sensual core

go numb

must I retake

chastity vows to

lay in

once erotic bed

now monstrosity bed

black & blue


sexual desire


sexual thirst



rock of your

monastic vows;

desert of your heart

(c) Lorraine