The Afterglow

The Afterglow

A Poem by Kelly Scheppers



 the afterglow

 

 

 

…he reads me like a book,

like the legerdemain

of a magician…

he gets me

with all the precision

of a stephen king novel,

leaving me in the afterglow

of a perfect storm….

 

 

 

 photography by Victor Bauer

 

 


© 2015 Kelly Scheppers



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Author's Note

Kelly Scheppers
I don't smoke, but I like using the reference of it in my work.

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thats so good you don't smoke but its fine to use it for your little story telling its compelling.

Posted 1 Year Ago


sexyyyyyy, and I love it!!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Years Ago

This was written for the word, "legerdemain". I had just discovered it, and wanted to use it in a p.. read more
daninstockholm

2 Years Ago

Yes, it completely works!! You're welcome!
There's something sexy and mysterious about the smoke of a cigarette (okay, not really...but I guess when you look at it, the way it spreads out and then disappears). That is awesome, how a person can truly get you when all others keep guessing. It's a wonderful feeling.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Years Ago

I think that might be the only good thing about it! Lol, thank you, Nadia...I appreciate your time .. read more
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alf
Another brilliant write for my night of reading!!! Thanks Kelly, I truly adored this poem!! Very sensuous and slinky . . , alf

Posted 2 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Years Ago

I'll make a note to myself, that THIS is the genre you adore! Thank you, Alf! x
alf

2 Years Ago

You do this better than anyone else I have read!!!
Kelly Scheppers

2 Years Ago

...thank you, my dear Alf!
This is sexy. I sense satisfaction. Haha

Posted 2 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Years Ago

...sexy, why thank you, Matt! ...satisfaction, most definitely!
Now this write's surely gonna be saved in my cafe's all library shelves (General Reading, Reading list and favorite). What a magnificent stuff you've boiled with the rapture of words!! Totally marvelous!! You remind me the stories of historian-artistic-legends who .. even whose love got rune into the Greek-scenario-of-granite's... with or as a remark----able omen to whole romance. Wonderful Job, Kell!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Years Ago

This one delights me for many reasons...thank you, Adams! I appreciate the feedback!
The companion picture really captures the mood of the poem, and vice versa. Seems like the woman of this work has had a revelation, but not an earth shattering one, just a profound everyday one. One of the kind that has a deep meaning you can't really share.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Years Ago

The picture really gave me the punch I was looking for. I had a graphic of a book, laid opened...so.. read more
Oh, you smoke alright, Kelly …
In fact, I smelled something singeing the air when I first signed-in, and followed it to You, to this perfectly designed presentation, and I dearly love,
"…he reads me like a book,
like the legerdemain
of a magician…"
… and, the thought of you in blushing "afterglow" framed in moist auburn trusses.
It awes my senses, how you seem to never deplete your reservoir of brilliantly simmering moments of imaginatively-rendered sensuality, Kelly; yet, there is ever a tender undercurrent of deeper emotion in your writes; it's almost as though one can hear a soft whisper ⁓ "come, sit with me awhile … I've so much to tell you, so much more to share."
In-any-event, we know the kind of storms that fill our reservoirs to overflowing, until they burst!

Beautifully delivered, Our Dear Poetess … big hug of thanks for the sheer, delightful treat of warming imagery! ⁓ Richard

(yeah, I know, another longwinded review, but look who's inspiring me … LOL!)

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Richard

2 Years Ago

I am so very-very happy to hear you say this, Kelly Sweet … here's a really tight hug! : )
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Emotional fires do not burn every day, but a poet lives in their afterglow capturing the last fragments of their light.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Years Ago

...wonderful analogy...thank you!
Not bad a bit short in my opinion


Posted 2 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Years Ago

I write a little bit of everything, but I'm partial to shorter pieces. Thank you for reading, Micha.. read more

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Added on June 9, 2015
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Tags: love, book, magician, stephen king, storm

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Kelly Scheppers
Kelly Scheppers

San Diego, CA



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