Long Distance

Long Distance

A Poem by Kelly Scheppers

Long Distance

 

 

i miss the two a.m. conversations

we had on the phone…

whenever my end would go silent

he would say, “talk to me…”

then suddenly it was as if

the miles and space between us

and the circumference of the world around us

was obliterated within

the exaltation of a sigh.

© 2022 Kelly Scheppers


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Sometimes it is just the sound of the one you love that is enough to shatter the distance that is keeping you apart. Then it feels as if you weren't apart to begin with. Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed reading this poem!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Months Ago

Thank you, Aura. The pleasure is mine, having you here!
Aura

2 Months Ago

You are most welcome!
an interesting poem topic, kelly.
personally, i don't enjoy talking on the phone at all, & never even answer when it rings, I let my hubby do that.
I'm a visual person, I like reading emails preferably, or text messages. after speaking on the phone I hardly remember the conversation.
cheerio carola

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Months Ago

I believe land lines inside the home are slowly becoming obsolete. I still have one, though. One o.. read more
I had to read this one as I have a poem by the same title. Those late night chats with long distance romances I'd venture often end in sighs. A romantic and atmospheric delivery. I enjoyed.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Months Ago

Funny, how many of us remember having them. So sweet to know! Thank you, Fabian!
I miss the long conversation at 2 am too dear Kelly. With my old age. I need to talk less. I liked the situation described in the words. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Months Ago

Nothing takes the place of a telephone connection, does it? We each have cell phones, but I still h.. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

Me too dear Kelly. And you are welcome.
Oooof, my own impression, but line four reeks of desperation, and then salvation.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Months Ago

I was leaning more into the way he said "talk to me". The manner in which he spoke that left her un.. read more
There is a time to keep silence and a time to speak. It has always amazed me how ladies know exactly how to use that tactic in a phone conversation.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Months Ago

I love a little mystery! I think it keeps men on their toes.
This is wonderful. 💗 it brings me nice memories.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Months Ago

Thank you, Frankie. I love gaining a new reader. Nice to meet you!
Frankie

2 Months Ago

❤ you're very welcome.
Phone conversations with someone you love are very precious. The miles aren't so many and the time is non existent. I could talk for hours with the one I love. ...exaltation of a sigh. Great line! I really like this poem, Kelly. Temp

Posted 3 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

3 Months Ago

The kindness of your words warm my heart. Thank you!
Temperance

3 Months Ago

You’re welcome.
Hi Kelly.
It is always leaves deep yearnings when a relationship ends -- even over the phone and in messages it is real, even more real when the enthrallment of imagination is as limitless as love, need, and desire itself.
For me, the true embracing appeal in your words is derived from how naturally expressions of genuine feeling reach out to touch and caress something deeply missing -- something craved with un-satiated ache, yet beautiful in relatable moments you bring so vividly to life.

'the circumference of the world around us was obliterated within the exhalation of a sigh.'
Kelly you are a wonderfully magical image-maker, a painter of emotions by words -- sigh!

Sincerely and gratefully yours, for making me feel -- you,
Roth

Posted 4 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

3 Months Ago

A lost love that I was able to draw from. Both a privilege and a blessing. That line you quoted was.. read more
Kelly, this is lovely. A real work of art. Congrats.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Months Ago

Thank you most kindly, Winston!

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Kelly Scheppers
Kelly Scheppers

San Diego, CA



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