If Dominance is an act of setting someone free,
and submission is an act of willfully
devoting oneself to another,
then who is the captor and who is the captive?
A leash, after all, has two ends,
both of which must be held.
Ultimately, Dominant and submissive
are bound to one another, not by chains
but by their own need,
and the mutual fulfillment of those needs.
We do for one another what no one else can or will.
We are here by choice
and by choice we stay.