the keys to each other

the keys to each other

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto


the keys to each other


smack me silly
with your poetry backhand

words stinging my cheekbones
slicing through the skin of my impairment

my weakness,
there have been too many periods
too many stops in my life,

i want a run-on future
let me read you into it

i promise not to be a fragment of love
we won't need punctuation
just enough white space on the page

to rhyme into eternity
getting stronger with each beat
each line....



erin-cilberto
8/23/17

© 2017 jacob erin-cilberto



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'i promise not to be a fragment of love'
This reads lovely. 'rhyme into eternity'... love the feeling it evokes.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you, Yumna....
j.
no stopping to analyse why... just to know that it works well, no stopping to mend differences just a smooth , uninterrupted, beautiful and loving friendship..... ideal, i would say :)

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your words, STella...
j.
Love this
It speaks of paragraphs chapters and forwards and endings with shiny first edition
Love it

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your kind review, Julie.
j.
Your work is always a pleasure to read and this was no exception. I don't believe I've ever had the keys but I've been caught more than once trying to pick the locks. The older we get the more walls it seems there are to hurdle or locks to open.


Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

what you say is so true, Fabian....thank you....
j.
I adore this because there were no Control.,, Alt.. Delete ;) A poet's life graciously written..

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you, Tracey.....
j.
Monster last verse sir- unequivocally takes my breath away..our words are "the keys to each other"- the source, the font, the labyrinth of 'us'..words that kill, words that birth, catalysts...Master-Class x 100

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your kind words, Annette,
j.
crazy how we read
into poetry like someones
been watching... how can
somethings capture us?
when we find those lines
we do fall, don't we?

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your very insightful words, Bacchus--

j.
Oh yes, the most amazing stuff here is about the sheer effect that we can have on one another with poetry. This was the best part.

Posted 2 Months Ago


i promise not to be a fragment of love
we won't need punctuation
just enough white space on the page

to rhyme into eternity
getting stronger with each beat
each line....

The concluding line gave me goosebumps...such an inevitable fate of love. Figuratively superb and just great poetry from you.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your very kind review, DIVYA...
j.
DIVYA

2 Months Ago

You are welcome Mr. Jacob. The pleasure is mine.
the phenotype of poetry, the observable properties are indeed a kind of backhand. they happen by a combination of the genotype and the environment. This poem Jacob even smells good..lol....dana

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you, dana.....:)))

you make me feel like a poet.
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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