He’s A Possessive Muse

By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

(A response to Bartholomew Barker’s She’s A Jealous Muse – per his request/persuasive suggestion)

I dare not contemplate
staying away at night
enjoying the touch
the kiss of another man

If I should stray away
enjoying carnal pleasures
and the attention of another
the gently rough need of a male

My muse withdraws his stream
of conscious wordsmithing
into an unconscious abyss
somewhere in my mind

Leaving my soul bereft
and my fingers frozen
above my keyboard
arthritic bundles of bones

My muse commands
I give my time my hand
my complete absorption
to his sweet composing


  1. Sadje says:

    Very demanding and possessive muse

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  2. Most assuredly! 🔏🔏🔏


  3. Great work! Your muse is a stern taskmaster.

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    1. Thank you Bartholomew! Most certainly he is!! But I can’t complain, the reward is worth it! (most times)

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  4. berniebell1955 says:

    There are so many choice choices of words here….’stream of conscious wordsmithing’….’I give my time my hand’

    Giving your hand…with all it’s meanings.

    I just hope he looks like Aiden Turner.

    And how do you feel about sending your writing to The Orkney News, Gypsie-Ami?

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    1. Thank you Bernie. I greatly appreciate the suggestion and will do so. However, it feels naked without its cohort, Bartholomew’s “She’s A Jealous Muse!”


      1. berniebell1955 says:

        Yes – they make a pair – imagine the power struggles!


  5. willowdot21 says:

    Not one for sharing then 😉

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