Reticent Mental Property

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They lean, they shift their weight, they are lined up along the south wall.

Tall and strong, one wiry and wearing boots. Some stand solid sipping a cocktail, today’s paper folded under the arm. A few with button down shirts tucked into slacks, move a briefcase along the floor with every step toward the front of the line.

Every few slots is someone athletic, maybe in running shoes, maybe the dimple from the curve of muscle ending above the bend of elbow, the morning workouts that cannot be hidden by the sleeve.

Then the GQ types, randomly interspersed, wearing those leather shoes, the ones that speak of travels to Italy, maybe a pair of readers perched toward the end of his nose.

Toward the back of the line, tatts.  And one with combed back silver hair.  And one with a baseball cap and the line of jaw that says he means business.

There is no nervous shuffling.

The next man steps forward into position.

She sees nothing. She stands silently, centered, wearing her favorite heels. The blindfold is secure.

She lifts her chin slightly to the left and tips her head to her right, parts her lips slightly to take in his scent, tastes his person in the cologne and soap and air of anticipation that finds her face before the warmth of his skin.

And then the telltale deliciously trapped feeling- the drowning, desires-more kind of breathing- moves through her as his mouth presses to hers.  This one, he is the one- for tonight.


Accept me as I am. I have. One woman cannot be every man’s everything. 


#for Reticent Mental Property. Image courtesy of the web. For your amusement, a 2009 story on selection of males by scent.

9 comments on “Lessons

  1. The Muscleheaded Blog
    September 23, 2015

    You are uniquely you — that should be enough.


  2. dievca
    September 23, 2015

    The smell? Sometimes it is everything.

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    • Reticent Mental Property
      September 23, 2015

      And it isn’t cologne alone…it’s the combination of person, skin, breath, taste, the way the hairs raise on your arms when he is near…

      Liked by 1 person

      • dievca
        September 23, 2015

        Umm, cologne doesn’t usually come into my realm. Soap, maybe…it’s the “personal” skin smell, taste, texture — that you mentioned as well. XO


  3. the constant opinion
    September 24, 2015

    “for tonight” Subs hold more power than Doms realize. Does Hegel get into that? I love the picture in this.

    Liked by 1 person

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