Less Than Perfect

Less Than Perfect

A Poem by Kelly Scheppers


Less than Perfect

 

 

She apologized to him

 for years that had taken their toll.

For auburn hair that had lost its luster,

and delicate features

that were less than perfect.

 

He apologized to her

for the guise of gray that clearly shown.

For hands now trembling

at the mere anticipation

of bodies merging,

of lips pressing hard.

 

After years of being denied

their passion was consummately fed

                                    

Slow and methodical,

heeding no apologies.

 

 

 

 

photography by Andrew Atroshenko

 


© 2015 Kelly Scheppers



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The important line is heeding no apologies. Thats how it should be. Experience has its price but that is also how it should be.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

3 Months Ago

...thank you, Ken. I deeply appreciate it!
A PASSIONATE AND LOVING POEM KELLY A HIT ACROSS THE LAND.

Posted 1 Year Ago


we do get old and shaky ... so might as well go with the flow ... very cute as they "apologize" .. a vibrating bed might do well to conceal and augment those trembling hands ;))
E.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Years Ago

...sometimes, all they really need is to be held...perhaps cupped within two other hands that are we.. read more
Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

yes ... we do need the comfort of one another many times a day ... love and peace
Makes me look forward to a class reunion ( : O ). I'm reminded of a song a friend of mine recorded called "Perfectly Flawed"

Posted 2 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Years Ago

...class reunions are the best. The last one I went to was my tenth, till I moved away. Thanks so .. read more
and all so right....beautifully done


Posted 2 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Years Ago

It needed a delicate hand, and a most appreciative reader...thank you!
I definitely came into this poem thinking it was gonna be way different then it was, just because of the title lol. But anyways, it's a really good piece Kelly!
And I actually like the fact that I was expecting to read one thing and it was actually different from my expectation.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Years Ago

...so glad it still turned out to be a good thing! ; )
Perhaps that's the best kind of love.. tried but untested, faded but re. born.

A worn favourite book or sweater, an over.grown garden, a song from childhood.. all loved in varying degrees.. so why not love at any age past whatever!. Isn't it as magical - more magical, as your, ' .. For hands now trembling - at the mere anticipation .. '

This is special.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Years Ago

...indeed, it is, Emma...and I thank you!
emmajoy

2 Years Ago

Smiling into your morning..
This is beautiful Kelly - love this! I can see that couple quite clearly. The beginning of new chapter!! ;o)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Years Ago

Thank you, dear Suzy. I am delighted you enjoyed this!
Passion for another is an appetite and a desire wanting to be quenched. Age matters not.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Years Ago

Age is a matter of mind - if you don't mind, it doesn't matter! Thank you so much!
Pale Writer

2 Years Ago

Well said.
Love that lasts through the years changes, but stays strong. No apologies are necessary. Lydi**

Posted 2 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Years Ago

Perhaps it's simply in our nature to offer an apology for what time has taken away from us. Thank y.. read more
Lydia

2 Years Ago

Time is an evil thief, no doubt about it. Hey, at this age, everyone has a few scars and wrinkles.... read more

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Tags: love, anticipation, longing, passion

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Kelly Scheppers
Kelly Scheppers

San Diego, CA



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