like Adam, Eve and that old tree of knowing

like Adam, Eve and that old tree of knowing

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto


like Adam, Eve and that old tree of knowing

 

 

in ecstasy's womb

i kick the carcass

of what once was,

dying to get out

 

impelled toward the passion

once conceived with you

i am a stillborn flashback

and we are the procreation

 

of how eyes are the dreams

of sin

originally condemned

to a life of what if's.

 

 

erin-cilberto

7/20/17


© 2017 jacob erin-cilberto



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condemned to a life of what if's. I enjoyed reading this poem and thanks for sharing your talent.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

thank you, Roxane...

j.
But if we knew, then it would probably never happen.
Such is the conundrum of life. We learn, but are still none the wiser.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

so true, Norman....so true.

j.
REALLY love this - 'ecstasy's womb' and 'stillborn flashback' are especially poignant phrases - well done!

Posted 3 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Months Ago

thank you for your kind words,
j.
wow... beautiful!! i love this...

Posted 3 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Months Ago

thank you!
Those nightmarish What ifs that haunt the mind more so than the memory itself. nice work j loved the brevity, great metaphors. Many a names are etched on the tree of knowing.

Posted 4 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Months Ago

thank you, andrew...
appreciate your insights.
j.
Ah, passion once shared with another and now sought after....very much the same theme as my latest. We all wonder "what if"....sometimes, though, we are better off not knowing. Great metaphors, Jacob. Lydi**

Posted 4 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Months Ago

thank you for your kind words, Lydi.
j.
Strangely beautiful
I love this as I do all you write Jacob

Posted 4 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Months Ago

Thank you for your kind words, Julie.
j.
Juliespenhere.

4 Months Ago

Not kind just true
Deep and thought provoking, my respect is yours...

Posted 4 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Months Ago

thank you for your words, Mr. e.
I could feel the rawness of regret, being stuck in time, perhaps longing...

"i am a stillborn flashback
and we are the procreation
of how eyes are the dreams
of sin"

Unforgettable lines...

Posted 4 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Months Ago

thank you for your kind comment, DIVYA--

j.
When we lose something like this it can seem that a little death and it is this sense that has co.e through most clearly for me in the poem. A sad piece but the imagery is so powerful.

Posted 4 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Months Ago

thank you for your words, Zugzwang.....

j.

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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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