Dying of Thirst

Dying of Thirst

A Poem by Kelly Scheppers

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Dying of thirst

 

 

His lips placidly conformed

to the bottle’s annular opening,

his thirst

momentarily quenched

as he grasped the curvature

of its tapered neck.

 

He consumed the malted liquor,

fervently licking the heady delight

repeatedly  from his lips.

 

Just once, she wished

he would take her

with the same

unchaste provocation…

 

her insatiable need,

momentarily quenched.





© 2017 Kelly Scheppers



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The detail is what helps to make the end an image one can't forget. The relationship between that image and her desire raises the pulse to anyone with an imagination.

Always a good poem from you Kelly.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Month Ago

Many thanks, Tim...you're one of my faves here!
Heyyyyy!!!! This is naughty though you cant tell. I have enjoyed reading

Posted 3 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

3 Months Ago

...thanks, Cassie! I won't tell anyone if you don't! ; )
Excellent metaphor! Such sadness in your words, reminiscent of so many toxic relationships that leave one feeling this way.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Not many poems made me wish I still 'drank'. Excellent metaphor sensual coloured poem.
I don't drink anymore as well.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

6 Months Ago

Good for you, Ken! Look upon it as a blessing, my friend. Thank you so much!
Just getting to this one, Kelly, and glad I did. This is a brilliant piece. A good write.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

6 Months Ago

Thank you kindly, Ted!
Too many sexual metaphors previously commented upon in earlier reviews. It's an abusive relationship, he finding his joy in the bottomless bottles he no doubt consumes daily, and she addicted to her desires from a fountain that will never wet her lips.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

6 Months Ago

...good to see you around these parts again, my ole friend! Thanks so much!
C. M. Miller

6 Months Ago

I come and go, like a lonely wind. :-)
What a shame that a woman finds herself in need of love that is instead being devoted to liquor. Kelly - surely there must be better for her.

Take care - Dave

Posted 6 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

6 Months Ago

It was all in my mind, Dave. Thank you so much - and you take care as well!
What a refreshment!....i was parched!

Posted 6 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

6 Months Ago

I have missed you more than I can say - thank you for the smile!
are we ever fully satisfied with that given by another?
we are but living imperfection placing priorities ... wrong?


Posted 6 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

6 Months Ago

Just my take on a situation I hope I never experience - many thanks, abg!
Okay this is the ultimate metaphor.
Drink and quenching.
You deserve both.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

6 Months Ago

...why thank you, Paul!

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Kelly Scheppers
Kelly Scheppers

San Diego, CA



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