pour me another poem, please

pour me another poem, please

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

pour me another poem, please

 

 

she was just pieces of herself

lost nights

another bottle waiting for dawn

her guitar soaked with beer

and blank pages of her life

 

flames consumed what was left

she was just pieces of herself

and the blue tips

of those flames

 

the liquor cabinet

(almost empty)

would never give away her secrets

 

and the smoke filled residue

of her existence

was a few cursive poems

 

and a glamorous black and white photo

of her better days

 

before the puzzle began unraveling 

and our hearts laid her to rest.

 

 

 

erin-cilberto

10/15/17


© 2017 jacob erin-cilberto



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Aloha Jacob, this is wonderfully sad and made me think of Sylvia Plath for a moment. It reads beautifully and has a lingering warmth that pours with imagery, mood and a kind of dirtiness that is rich with experience & a brilliance fuelled by vice and ‘crazy’. Loved it, many mahalo! Izzy

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Weeks Ago

thank you for your insights and kind words, Izzy...
will be back eventually to read...and ret.. read more
Island Hippy

4 Weeks Ago

You’re very welcome. Enjoy the quiet j! x
I read this again still love it Jacob

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Weeks Ago

thank you for your words, Julie...
j.
I love this piece! So beautifully written :)

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Weeks Ago

thank you for your kindness,Giullia...

will be back eventually---and will return the .. read more
This was beautifully somber.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Weeks Ago

thank you, Rebecca.
j.
this was so great its like soft sad music to my ears..
poetry music and smoke mix so well to tell how
a whole life seen through one night..just perfect
lovely write

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Weeks Ago

thank you for your kind words,
j.
bluessadmood

4 Weeks Ago

you are so welcome
jacob it is one spectacular poem very deep and symbolical i should say

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you, sette

j.
dear Jacob... we lived our dreams... but some went up in flames... yet memories live on and art can be found every where... “Pour me another poem” is what we ask for. Beautiful poetry. truly, Pat

Posted 3 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Months Ago

thank you for your kind words, Pat.
j.
Pour me another poem... love the title and the poem :))

Reading your poems always makes me want to say this :) one more pls... heheh



Posted 5 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

5 Months Ago

thank you for your kind words, Galadriel...
j.
My oh my how I’ve missed this site and especially your talent Jacob love this one

Posted 5 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

5 Months Ago

thank you for your kind words, Julie.
j.
The title drew me in and your amazing words kept me there... Your talent never ceases to amaze me. Pour me another poem Jacob :) Julie

Posted 5 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

5 Months Ago

you are very kind, Julie.
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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