Women in Bars

Women in Bars

A Poem by Kelly Scheppers
"

...in response to "Men in Bars"

"

Women

in

Bars

 

 

 

by the third drink

they’re reapplying their lipstick,

balancing their wit and equilibrium

on stiletto heels.


© 2022 Kelly Scheppers


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Kelly,

I'm always so impressed with how you compress so much into so little space. A real talent, serious talent.
Thanks for sharing it.
W.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Month Ago

Much appreciate that, Winston, more than you know! Thank you!
Sounds delightful. I have had great relaxed fun in cozy bars over the years. 😃

Posted 2 Months Ago


priorities lolol. The whole world spins on those heels; I don’t care what anyone says.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Months Ago

Lol, I totally agree! I'm 5' 11", and I love the way I feel when I wear a heel. Some outfits simpl.. read more
Brief but, succinct. Yep, by the 3rd drink it would be time to reapply the lipstick. Depending on the drink, they would need to balance their equilibrium...especially in stiletto heels. Nice read. Thank you, Temp

Posted 3 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

3 Months Ago

...thank you!
Temperance

3 Months Ago

You’re welcome.
I think they need to reapply their sanity....
I am sure we drive them nuts.
And surely think we knock them over with our wit....when the truth is
we just talk them to death.
j.

Posted 4 Months Ago


What a vivid flow of thought... one can hear the murmuring voices... the music playing... can smell the fragrance of the liquor... can feel the energies drifting... like a painting come to life.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Months Ago

...that's some insight, my friend. Love "the energies drifting." Hope this finds you well!
I love this one Kelly. In just a few words who have painted a complete picture. It takes me back a million years to when I was young but I don’t think I could have ever pulled off stiletto heels. :-)
Dara xxxx

Posted 5 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

5 Months Ago

I'm 5'11", so I don't even go there! Just a two inch for me, maybe 3, if I want to intimidate! ; ) .. read more
I very much enjoyed this one. I see it. I can find my self in a bar and am sure I can see this one the face of someone their. Truly I feel I can relate- minus the lipstick and stilettos. The balancing act can be hard.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

6 Months Ago

There will always be an opened bar somewhere. Times are tough these days, we each have our own balan.. read more
A very good minimalist poem... with lots of color and images. I can picture this in my mind's eye very well.
Small read, large content.
Well done,
Best
B.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

6 Months Ago

I believe it was Shakespeare that said, " brevity is the soul of wit". Good things do come in small.. read more
Betty Hermelee

6 Months Ago

You're very welcome Kelly!
I love this visual, and I have to admit I enjoy the thought of it as well. Anticipation is key and the cocktails necessary at times to bolster courage. But when it gets past the window of opportunity (it can shut really fast) you have to be on your game. A bit of really well written social commentary, the kind that can be sharply satisfying or debilitatingly frustrating. Its been a hot minute, I am so glad to see writing from you!

Posted 6 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

6 Months Ago

OMG! It's been so long since I've seen THAT face about the place! You've just made my day, my frien.. read more

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Kelly Scheppers
Kelly Scheppers

San Diego, CA



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