Age with Fractions

Age with Fractions

A Poem by Kelly Scheppers

Age with Fractions

 

 

 

 

We were the best of friends

and always told our age with fractions.


We both hated Math and asparagus,

tore away the crust from bread

and started noticing boys in the sixth grade.


We grew up through hand me downs and braces,

through years of sibling rivalry
and the constant humidity of the eastern shore.


We both married then moved away,
named our babies what we said we would in high school
and still exchange Christmas cards every year.

 

We were day and night,
black and white.

And told our age with fractions.





 

© 2019 Kelly Scheppers


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I like this very much.. in the beginning I raced through great swaths of time like a child does.. squandering it on a greedy need for every new adventure.. now I wish I could cut it back to nano seconds.. spending each one carefully with the knowledge of how precious each one really is.. is there an equation for that kind of miserliness.. but to your poem.. I lost my sister.. and it is hard to morn for a person who did not die.. that kind of grief comes in nano seconds.. and there are no Christmas card for that.. life takes some funny twists and turns getting from there to here.. you have touched upon one of them.. thank you..

Posted 6 Days Ago


Kelly Scheppers

6 Days Ago

Thank you, Olla, for a most lovely review!
Very sweet! It's so true, how children tell their age with fractions, in such a hurry to be grown. Then, they grow up, life demands and pulls them apart. The accompanying photograph sets the stage for the beauty of words to come. Well done.

Posted 1 Week Ago


This is just so wonderful, such a lovely & fun read....

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Month Ago

I mighty proud of this one that continues to garnish new readers. Thank you so kindly!
Oh, I love this! A heartfelt look at reality. This is a delightful poem.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Eugi! I love your name...so unusual!
Eugi

1 Month Ago

You are most welcome and thank you!
I absolutely love this piece! Sweet reflection of life and friendship. Your words are so beautifully crafted.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Months Ago

Thank you, Larq! It's a pleasure for me having you here.
You don't still? I'm forty-eleven and one twelfth and I'm looking forward to my next birthday... Mainly because forty twelve will sound better than forty eleven.
This is lovely Kelly. Bittersweet for the distance, but still connected after all these years. You should arrange a tea party reunion 😀

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Months Ago

You know, when I posted this, I wondered how many people would admit to doing it too. Turns out I h.. read more
Lorry

2 Months Ago

You're welcome. And when I grow up, I want to be taller 🤓
Lovely reminiscences of a long term friendship. They never end even if you don't see someone for thirty years. A well told tale with the vignettes you have chosen

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Months Ago

Thank you, John. Your visits are much appreciated!
This is soooo so beautiful. No wonder the reviews. Kelly you always write so beautifully. This is soo real

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Months Ago

A little nod to my childhood friend. Thank you, Cassie!
There is nothing like the relationships we have with siblings. An always friend. I remember when my sister left home I felt a great emptiness and like life would never be the same. But, as your poem shows, things just keep growing and we can be closer in other ways. Sharing the milestones of our lives.

I love the constancy of the poem. Things turning out as expected and creating a certain sense of fulfillment. That’s lovely and comforting.

I really enjoyed this poem.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Months Ago

I hope to see you again. Thank you so much!

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Kelly Scheppers
Kelly Scheppers

San Diego, CA



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