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Mandy Beaumont


 

  

asks what I am wearing

how many servings of pie I have had

tells me how my hair should fall down my face

 

 

Tomorrow at work I will 

 

wear a nylon skirt and

black slip ons

 

I will sit at my desk

type for him

take direction, listen silently to his phone calls

speak of little.

 

For weeks he will ignore me,

treat me like nothing (but his secretary)

 

 

Then on a whim he will

 

summons me to his office

bend me on his desk and

welt the back of my legs,

destroy my grey silk blouse

with his built up nervous tension

 

 

 

He inflicts pain that touches

the scars of what has been

 

Taunting

the pleasure

                                           he knows

                                                          I want

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 2004

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