A short film by Wonder Dave and Jamie DeWolf. Starring Wonder Dave and Jet Noir. Written By Wonder Dave. Film editing by Kevin Holmes. Text of the poem and artist info below.
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Jamie DeWolf http://jamiedewolf.com/
The text of the poem is below.
A black man has his hands around my throat
This is not a metaphor.
I am not in danger.
I like to be choked during sex.
The man doing the choking in this case is black.
The sheets tumble around us.
He pins me down.
He grips my throat.
I try to snarl out a word but even something simple like
runs the risk of sounding racist.
That would be embarrassing.
I am frightened.
He is choking me. I like it. This frightens me.
Since I am being choked
there is no safe word.
If I tap three times that signals stop.
We have done this before.
I trust him. I might be falling in love.
I think this while his hands are at my neck.
I am frightened. I think love.
Sometimes my eyes roll back into my head
because I let things go too far.
If I died while he was choking me,
if I didn’t tap out quick enough
cause it felt too good,
if I died he would risk being a black man
with his finger prints on a dead white body.
His risk is far worse than embarrassment.
My eyes begin to roll.
Afterwards he says in his best joking about a serious thing tone
Quick fucking around I don’t want to end up in jail.
The chuckle in his throat is heavy.
I promise him I’ll tap out quicker the next time.
Dear audience ignore all the weird sex and walk away with the lesson:
When a black man is choking me
I have to promise to keep him safe.