Dominion

Dominion

A Poem by Kelly Scheppers

Dominion

 

 

 

He was jealous

of rain that fell upon her


of night when she slept 
for the time it had taken her

away from him.

 

Jealous

of shadow and light,

how intrusively they played upon

a monopoly of skin
sequestering the inventory

of a stare. 


And he was jealous

of other men before him

 

of the prefix of syllables

lying in wait upon her tongue,

 

coveting her every word

like the dominion of a priest

to a confession.

 

 

 

 

 

© 2019 Kelly Scheppers


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Men like this are absolutely terrifying. As an object of his affection, you become his possession. These men can turn into demons. The green eye can become an evil eye real quick. Initially, while attractive, this jealousy can do great harm. Beautiful darkness here.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Weeks Ago

Because of the subject matter, I knew I had to tread lightly. I'm so glad for the way it has been r.. read more
Ok,the more I read, the more I realize you are one of my favorites! Your writing has such depth of emotion, and the sophistication of your syntax...I'm hooked. LOL Thanks for sharing!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Months Ago

You've made my day...quite frankly, you've made my week! Thank you so much, Larq!
Oh, now, that’s just amazingly dark emotion and metaphor, not to mention the sense of wrongness in the jealousy itself. Imagery that speaks like an aria to a fluttering inside of us.:):)

Deb :)

Posted 3 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

3 Months Ago

Thank you, Deb. I'm glad it spoke to you!
I think there are many women who could read This and nod their heads in understanding.
You wrote it so elegantly

Posted 4 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

3 Months Ago

Thank you so much, Edie. So sorry I overlooked you!
Loved this. I especially liked
"Jealous/of shadow and light/,how intrusively they played upon /a monopoly of skin/sequestering the inventory/of a stare. "
Hope I might be OK to tell you that for me the word "monopoly" made a bump as I slid through yr prose. I know it means not just "most," but "all, which you just might be trying to insist. For me, a bump nonetheless. Thanx for listening. (and writing) g.r.



Posted 4 Months Ago


This is fantastic - possessive love turned jealousy, anxiety of all those potential people and things which could become a threat to your love. There is a dark undertone, some people can take this jealousy too far. Great write,
Laura

Posted 4 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Months Ago

Thank you so much, Laura. Good to meet someone new!
Every word Kelly smoulders with emotional abandonment and portrays the insecurities and fears of a man with a poor self image. Anger transports its self onto the woman who has done nothing to fuel his rage.
Wonderful imagery.
Will

Posted 5 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

5 Months Ago

...always a pleasure, Will. Thank you so much!
Here I clearly see the control freak, the manipulator, the truly sad individual whose suffers his humanity and wants everyone else to do the same . . . this hits close to home in several ways. Thanks for posting.
A tough poem done with sensitivity and not rage.
Tom

Posted 5 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

5 Months Ago

It's been interesting, reading the reviews. I think it struck a nerve with a lot of people. Truly .. read more
“Scary biscuits!”-as our old friend Lorry would say dear Kelly. Dark and dramatic offering filled with dread for the victim of such a jealous lover. Your photo, perfect title and web of eloquent, passionate words speak of intimidation and submission, obsession and ownership, punishment and penance...when the fine line of adoration is crossed in a “monopoly of skin”. You masterfully describe the spider as it stalks its prey, keeping it entangled, overwhelmed, ‘owned’. This is an important poem that speaks to seduction versus sacrilege. It is a warning well taken , my friend. Kudos!

Posted 5 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

5 Months Ago

You leave me speechless, Annette...feeling so blessed for having you in my life. Thank you most kind.. read more
KELLY🍁
Your power of conjecture is sheer brilliance, and this piece proves it -- among hundreds of your others I've experienced the pleasure of over the years.
Free Verse has become your grafted/blended living being, it's that much a part of your essence, and it simply breathes out of your uniquely creative and inventive consciousness in metaphor and imagery, rolling onto the page … leaving us in awe every time.
I mean, "Who else writes,
"And, he was jealous
of other men before him,
of the prefix of syllables
lying in wait upon her tongue,
coveting her every word..."?

Sighhh! ⁓ Richard 🍃

Posted 5 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

5 Months Ago

Your insight is always one that reads me well. Thank you, Richard. Your support and kindness are m.. read more

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Kelly Scheppers

San Diego, CA



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