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A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

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a reluctant image
photographers lens wanted to dwell
her tears, shied from the spectacle
she didn't want to become

kerchief borrowed, hiding place in her palm
face buried with her sorrow

the ashes grind against her heart
picture incomplete
her focus impaired with longing

exposure removed with inclination
to smile.



erin-cilberto
4/6/17

© 2017 jacob erin-cilberto


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Again?I picked this as a second one?
Dang glad I arrived for the wake

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you, Connie.
j.
You create a sad photo. I liked the description. You made the reader feel the emotions and the thoughts. Thank you Jacob for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your kind review, Coyote,
j.
Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

Was my pleasure and you are welcome Jacob.
Could be Jackie Kennedy at the worse time in her life. Probably every camera in the world clicked that day.

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you, Paul...

j.
i really feel this one, there is always so much more than meets the eye, underneath the images/facade we project. this is where we hide our pain and insecurities

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your kind words, Ana.
j.
So many hide the pain...keep the emotions bottled up. Do we really see the whole picture when we look at a person or do we see what they choose to reveal? I liked it. Lydi**

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you, Lydi...
j.
Seems like a partial picture is all you get

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

sometimes that has to be enough...thank you, Bacchus...
j.
Bacchus

2 Years Ago

maybe better to fool you with a partial
airbrush- than the full delusion
jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

i like that...poetic justice? just a bit airbrushed?
Wanting to be happy but lacking the ability. The picture to me could simply be a moment or chapter in time/life. The photographer could be her conscience. I think there's a photographer in us all underneath the layers of our thoughts.

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

very insightful review, Relic...thank you for your words,
j.

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jacob erin-cilberto
jacob erin-cilberto

Carbondale, IL



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Originally from Bronx, NY, I live in Carbondale, Illinois...teach English at two community colleges and have been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. Friending works two ways. If we have had .. more..

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