Cold Comes the Night

Cold Comes the Night

A Poem by Kelly Scheppers

Cold Comes the Night

 

i remember when

my vertebrae responded to

the accordion of your fingertips

like a piano in the dark

awaiting a tempo

 

memories of you

ebb and wane

like colors in an autumn  sky

streaking across fields

of summers long forgotten

 

i sleep alone now

the moon is a voyeur

no breath upon my  skin

 

cold comes the night.






 

© 2021 Kelly Scheppers


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Such a soft piece...melancholy moment.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Weeks Ago

Remembering old loves in a poem has always been a forte of mine. This was written following his deat.. read more
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Kay
Ah, the opening line is killer.. then the rest of the poem complimented it so well.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Kay. So wonderful to have you here!
How can something so stark, like an endless void, be so beautifully revealing?

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Month Ago

If I'm lucky, it simply presents itself to me. Other times, I've got to dig a little deeper. Thank.. read more
Oh Kelly, there is so much emotion in each and every phrase here, above.. Collecting thoughts for a bit... Yes, your feelings are there deep, deep down. Perhaps understood by some, but as differently as Winter and Summer. Your way of sharing this sadness, makes it more fragile, your touch delicate.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Months Ago

My dear Em, it's been so long! How wonderful to have you here, making me feel the warmth of your he.. read more
emmajoy

2 Months Ago

Thank you for answering, Kelly; is good to see you in the cafe. To share again. As to Life as with .. read more
This is so much. So sensuous. so evocative. So lovely. I tingle.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Months Ago

I am flattered to have garnished such a review, knowing I made you "tingle"...thank you most kindly,.. read more
Such beauty in longing...



Posted 2 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Months Ago

...good to see you you, David. Thank you!
I missed your writing Kelly so came and sought one out, I wasn't disappointed. Beautiful words (as always) Will.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Will Neill

1 Month Ago

I haven't seen you on facebook lately Kelly, I do hope Im not deleted from your friends list.
Kelly Scheppers

2 Weeks Ago

I've been absent as of late. My car was totaled in an accident that was not my fault, and I'm still.. read more
Will Neill

1 Week Ago

Life has a way of throwing us curve balls Kelly, some we can catch and throw back others we drop and.. read more
Kelly Dear, I did not forget You 🤭

As usual, you select the most pertinent and appealing picture to grace the ambiance of your always excellently rendered poetry … the sheer beauty and quiet timbre of this one vividly swept me deep into your moment.
Your stunningly gripping metaphors stir every nuance of what it means to lose such enthrallments so indelibly precious that their memory is a sweet song of loneliness and yearning … nothing can possibly replaced them; except, cold, recurring nights.

Leave it to you, Dear Kelly, to bring such poignant sadness so vividly to life.
Unforgettably compelling poetry, indeed … thank You, Loveliness, for your always desired and welcomed poetic touch! ⁓ Richard 🍃

Posted 3 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Months Ago

I've always felt blessed by being able to bring sadness so vividly to life. I believe it's an art, .. read more
Richard 🍃

2 Weeks Ago

Sigh, Kelly 🍂
While rereading your kindly appreciative sentiments, and thinking back upon .. read more
oh man .. such a beautiful sadness Legs! i absolutely love the spine played as an accordion .. it takes firm and practiced gentle squeezing to make the music .. great stuff ma'am! love finding new posts from you .. right here at the Cafe' ... fine stuff says i!
E.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Months Ago

My posts may be few and far between, but as long as I can muster a smile from hearing from you, I'm .. read more
Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

back at ya!
Your opening stanza is superb. I felt every movement of those finger tips running down my spine. We have contrasts here of how sensual and warm your feelings once were and now how cold your nights feel alone in your bed. Visually outstanding. Great stuff Kelly.

Chris

Posted 4 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Months Ago

I'm always thrilled to have you here, Chris. You've come so far from when I first said hello. I'll.. read more

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Kelly Scheppers
Kelly Scheppers

San Diego, CA



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