[The is a collaboration between Mary Cathleen Clark and myself. She’s a very dear friend. Please check out her other great writing at Southern Highways and Byways .]


He is the Yang; masculine and positive, the light to guide her way

when her past or present threatens or hinders her…

or their future together.

She is the Yin; feminine and negative,

the dark that creates a harmonious balance in him

so that he does not surge to an emotional blackout.


He is the Sun that ignites her passions, lights her way,

guides her from a place of aphotic mindlessness

and initiates her growth.

She is the Moon that reflects his love, eclipses his heart,

emits an emotional gravity that pulls him close to her

and prevents him from burning out like a supernova.


He is the Sky; both spirit and wind,

made for protection and procreation…

the closest thing to salvation from her sin.

She is the Earth; both nature and nurture,

and the mother of passions

that spews forth with orgasmic volcanic eruptions.


He is real; genuine, authentic, true-to-life; a problem solver,

the one who provides an anchor to prevent or draw her back

from tendencies to detach, disconnect, withdraw, and become isolated.

She is abstract; conceptual, hypothetical, idealistic; non-concrete,

the one who elevates him from a life of stagnant one-dimensionality

where methodical repetition transforms the living into automatons.


He is simple; straight-forward, singularly-focused, transparent, absolute,

a provider of boundaries and rules to tether her unfathomable and convoluted character

so she does not completely lose touch with reality.

She is complex; intricately circuitous, elaborate, multi-faceted, cryptic,

a constant and perplexing challenge to keep him pushing beyond the familiar,

inspiring personal growth in an effort to be a better man.


He is Fire; the true flame that tests and tempers all that is precious,

pops the pods and spreads the seeds for love’s new growth,

is the blaze of glory and the heat of passion that melts her.

She is Water; the giver and sustainer of life,

a mover of mountains, she erodes, washes, and cleans away

the filth that would seek to bury him.


He is the Hunter; the predator; masculine and primal; attuned to all his senses

he sniffs out his prey, pounces on her, plays with her, captures her body, heart, mind, soul,

ravishes her with wild abandon and unadulterated lust.

She is the Hunted; the prey; feminine, sensual, and sexual; equally attuned to her senses

and the pleasures ready to be experienced through them

she willingly abandons herself to his lustful ravishing.


He is the Alpha; the dominant; the leader, mentor, protector, the purveyor of pleasure and pain

whose strength and power begins and ends with her freely given love

in their chosen relationship dynamic.

She is the Omega; the submissive; the life-long mate and receiver of his love and protection,

cherished and adored, the passion-partner, radiating sexuality,

the sole object of her Alpha’s affection, and his deepest and eternal desires.


Together, they are the Storm; joined in a seething mass of need

they tumble through the heavens colliding, entwining,

the magnitude of their passion sparks lightning that pierces the clouds,

elicits moans of rolling thunder,

the fierceness of their shared obsession lays waste to everything

that dares stand in the path of two being one.


Together, they are the Ocean; ebbing and flowing,

drawing apart, and crashing together,

aquamarine touch, smooth, salty taste,

a blending of essences, a liquid saturation,

no beginning, no end…

they are one.


[If you like the collaboration please give Mary Cathleen Clark

a like as well at Southern Highways and Byways.]


31 thoughts on “One

  1. Monochrome nightmares June 10, 2016 / 9:26 pm

    The two of you
    have written a wonderful poem.
    Really enjoyed.

    Liked by 2 people

    • jwtatfbc June 10, 2016 / 9:31 pm

      I appreciate that AJ. And I give Cathy a lot of the credit. She’s the only writer I’ve ever felt comfortable collaborating with. She’s a very dear friend and makes it easy to work with.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. tiffanybeingfree June 10, 2016 / 10:45 pm

    The two of you have so well captured the very essences of the Divine Masculine and the Divine Feminine in a very powerful way. I’m so happy for you both!

    Liked by 2 people

    • jwtatfbc June 11, 2016 / 3:21 am

      Thank you, Tiffany. I’m glad you liked it. Cathy is a dear friend, and we have found each other to be creatively compatible.

      Liked by 1 person

    • jwtatfbc June 11, 2016 / 3:45 am

      I’m glad we agreed to do this periodically. It is always a learning experience and a joy to work with you, Cathy.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Mary Cathleen Clark June 11, 2016 / 3:57 am

        Thank you, JW. And I’m already looking forward to the next time. I think we have mentioned a possible subject for a future collaboration.

        Liked by 1 person

      • jwtatfbc June 11, 2016 / 3:59 am

        I think we did come up with another idea that suits our personalities and writing styles. And I, too, look forward to it, Cathy.

        Liked by 1 person

      • jwtatfbc June 11, 2016 / 4:08 am

        Okay, now the pressure is on, and I accept the challenge.

        Liked by 1 person

      • jwtatfbc June 11, 2016 / 4:11 am

        Great! It’s settled then. And I’m sure it will be just as fun.

        Liked by 1 person

      • jwtatfbc June 11, 2016 / 4:18 am

        And good night and sweet dreams to you, Pretty Lady.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Miss Gentileschi June 11, 2016 / 12:23 pm

    A truly wonderful poem written by the two of you! Absolutely love it! You make poetry seem so easy, coming right from the heart and creating beautiful images!!! Can´t wait to read more of your collabs! Have a wonderful day! Sarah 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • jwtatfbc June 11, 2016 / 4:44 pm

      Thank you, Sarah, for the nice comment. It is always a joy to collaborate with my dear friend. And you have a wonderful day as well.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Miss Gentileschi June 11, 2016 / 7:28 pm

        You´re very welcome! 🙂 I hope to see more of your combined efforts in the future!! 😀

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Poet Rummager June 12, 2016 / 3:14 am

    Captivating words. It’s such a gift to find a compatible friend with whom to work.

    Liked by 1 person

    • jwtatfbc June 12, 2016 / 3:18 am

      A gift and a blessing, Rose. And your Slasher blog has a good creative coupling as well.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Poet Rummager June 12, 2016 / 3:26 am

        Thank you JW. Working with Fly has been a lot of fun! Yes, a gift and a blessing… well said, sir. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  5. roughwighting July 2, 2016 / 11:15 am

    I’m not sure I can express to you (and I’m a writer!) how much I appreciate this poem – revel in it actually – and drink it up in one long thankful gulp. Not only have you two poets written a beautiful expression of the yin and the yang, the female and the male….you’ve characterized my relationship with my guy (just celebrated 32 years) perfectly!!! :-0

    Liked by 1 person

    • jwtatfbc July 3, 2016 / 2:50 am

      Thank you, Pamela, for such a wonderful response. Cathy definitely deserves a lot of the credit. She’s the only writer I’ve ever felt comfortable collaborating with; and she’s a very dear friend. And congratulations on 32 years; that says a lot about both of you.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. alphaandkat July 5, 2017 / 7:54 am

    Reblogged this on ALPHA & kat and commented:
    I’m sure many in the D/s lifestyle can relate to this beautiful poem written by JW and MC Clark. We feel as if it could have been written just for us.
    Alpha & kat

    Liked by 1 person

  7. alphaandkat July 5, 2017 / 7:56 am

    This is a beautiful poem, JW. Thanks to you and MC Clark for sharing it with us.

    Liked by 1 person

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