more napkins please

more napkins please

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto


more napkins please



simply us
the you's and me's of it all
memories baking in an oven of romantic inclusion

recipe discarded
we are a one time entree
no dessert necessary
nor side dishes,
just what we are
one place setting for two

no utensils necessary,
we'll use lips and hands and other things
and leave the table,
sated for eternity

simply us
the dinner guests with panache
and perfect etiquette 
love is a courtesy garnered

with a polite excuse
to leave the table
no expectations,
no necessary return engagement

simply us.
in a now and most delicious
repast.


erin-cilberto
9/4/17

© 2017 jacob erin-cilberto



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I enjoyed the interplay of consuming and consumed. I was also interested in the idea of eternally sated in a single meal, like a one night stand? Always enjoyable... As an aside when you mentioned that Carbondale was in the eye of the eclipse so to speak I looked up the town, and what a cool place you live! It's called by many a land of poets? Well I know of one! Best

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

William thank you for your kind words on the poem...and also of your words on Carbondale itself...we.. read more
Tightly drawn from stem to stern, with your trademark wordplay dialed up to eleven. Fine, fine stuff.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you, W.k.---

j.
This a favourite for sure. I just love the ease in which it slips into the romance of metaphoric phrases...yes, sated, content and happy being full from the table of love. Library for this one :)

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your very kind review, Stella....
j.
Cool...just freakin' cool.

"simply us
the dinner guests with panache
and perfect etiquette "

With one place setting for two - you can't go wrong.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you, Carol...
j.
Just loved it! Something different. Gastronomic delight. Skillfully penned. Write on!

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you, Kitty....
j.
My kind of poem Jacob, only penned much better than I could have done. Your theme continuing thoughout all the verses a sign of a pro.


Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your very kind review...David.
j.
I could read this over are over again.
"and leave the table,
sated for eternity"
and
"simply us
the you's and me's of it all
memories baking in an oven of romantic inclusion"
Simply wonderful!

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your kind words, Gwen
j.
love is a courtesy garnered

with a polite excuse
to leave the table
no expectations,
no necessary return engagement

simply us.
in a now and most delicious
repast.


I love the lack of expectations here. No formalities, no obligations. Just us, plain, simple and spontaneous. When a relationship reaches this level of comfort, it has truly evolved into something special.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your words, DIVYA...
j.
DIVYA

2 Months Ago

You are most welcome Mr. Jacob.
Get the ingredients right, set the table nicely, turn the lights down low and the music to soul then indulge and savour every morsel; love on a plate and boy pass the tissues never mind the napkins!
Food as a metaphor for love/sex is always on the menu Jacob.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your kind review, John,
j.
Having a bit of a love feast eh? I've always thought that love and food were closely intertwined...both nourishment, both satisfying and each fulfilling a hunger of sorts. The ladies used to say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. Things like that make me glad that I learned to cook! (HA!) But love and food are both their own rewards...you can't KEEP them and enjoy them. They are for the moment and the moment for them. But enjoy the moment for moments are all we have in life. Wonderful read and I enjoyed as always. Cheers.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

i just love your reviews, my friend...such keen insights always...
thank you,
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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