Wear Gloves if you have to by Bogdan Dragos

A dark figure in a black hoodie with gloved hands reaching out as if to choke someone
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funny thing was that they

were still kids

yet they loved each other much like

grown people did

They ran behind the barn

and behind a haystack and he had his

hands wrapped tightly around her

neck and squeezed hard

and moved like he tried to unscrew

something stuck

It left some nasty

red marks

She had her eyes rolled upwards

to the point where only white

was seen. White as the

froth around her lips

He let go

She blinked a few times

and spat. “No, what are you doing? Why

did you let go like that?

Oh my God, you’re so stupid! Just when

it was getting really good.”

“Sorry,” he said. “I was… M-my hands start


“What? Oh, you’re so lame! That’s

so weak!”

“Sorry,” he said

“Shut up and put your hands back. Get

some gloves if you have to.”

“Aw, c’mon. Can’t we just… get back to

the other thing? Like, pulling your

hair and stuff?”

“No,” she said. “I want this now. And it’s

shitty that I’ve to make

things easier for you. You’re, like, so lame,

you know? Here,” she lay on the

ground, on her back. “Now put your hands on

my neck and, like, just push down. And don’t

let me hear you cry about

your hands hurting, got that?”

“Well… okay.”

It’s a real shame

they didn’t stay together until


Today he makes a living installing, maintaining,

and repairing surveillance systems

and wonders from time

to time what she’s doing

He’ll probably never know

that she’s

running her own bank

and will

very soon

get into politics as well


Bogdan Dragos supervises casinos for a gambling company, working twelve-hour shifts locked in a dark office full of TV monitors. There he mostly daydreams and writes poems and stories. He also manages a poetry blog Daydreaming as a profession.

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19 Comments Add yours

  1. jsimpsonpoet says:

    Totally cool.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. (▔▀ ‿ ▀ )ლ ▂▂⌇

      Thank you, Maria!


  2. Terveen Gill says:

    Bogdan’s tale appears to be an ironic depiction of the want to be subjugated to feel most powerful. Two kids and their dangerous game of abuser and victim where it’s not really clear which is which. But if the future is any measure of who fared better, then let’s just assume that power games have no head or tail. Dangerous, unbelievable, vicious.
    Congratulations Bogdan!

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    1. (っ◕‿◕)っ Thank you, Terveen!

      “Power games have no head or tail” :))) Wow, now that’s something to think about 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Aish says:

    I was intrigued from the beginning, also a little horrified. The post kept me hooked ’till the very end.
    Well written. Good Job!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Big thank you for checking it out! (´,,•ω•,,)

      Much appreciated 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Damn good write B………

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Oh, thank you very much! (˵╹▿╹˵)


      1. Keep on writing like that and I’ll be happy. Most of the time……..😜

        Liked by 1 person

        1. Will do my best! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)


        2. There’s something about your style I like. Keep on my friend……. 😎

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        3. ღԵհɑղƘՏღ( ؔ✪̤ ◡ ؔ✪̤` ๑)

          Liked by 1 person

  5. Andrew Dabar says:

    What in the blessed fuck? This is brilliant. One day I will buy you a drink, or two, or three.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thanks Andrew!
      Looking forward to it 🙂 ⤜(⚆ᗜ⚆)⤏

      Other people offered to give me free (or discount) sessions with a psychiatrist, but your offer sounds way superior :))

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  6. jonicaggiano says:

    Loving this piece. Always makes me think of people that fall of the chair and die. The thing I love about this piece is the fact that she was a teenager maybe younger. She was way ahead of for her age, etc. she was more experienced in one area then he was. He still thought of her and boy he would impress her as a man and again, not so much. Who knows what her bedroom antics would have been like years later, not my thing, but also no one’s judge. Great piece Dragos. Sending hugs and hoping for a wildly creative emoji !

    Liked by 2 people

    1. ଘ(੭*◕ฺω◕ฺ)੭ Thank you, Joni!

      We all have that weird childhood friend that we think won’t end up so good, but sometimes they prove everybody wrong. I’d say this is one such case :)))

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      1. jonicaggiano says:

        Haha thanks for the cool emoji’s. You are most welcomed Dragos, by the way when you are read in this house it is with a Transylvania accent. Great piece. 🥰 Stay safe

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