the glaze on the dessert

the glaze on the dessert

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

the glaze on the dessert

 

 

against the salad of circumstance

she was window dressing,

i held her to my shoulder

like a draped sweater,

she was the French crouton

of love,

a most gorgeous condiment

 

but by the time it came to the main course

i had surrendered my seat next to her,

and was down at the Ice Cream shop

trying to cool off my tongue-tied

embarrassment

knowing that table

had no place-setting

for my hand-me-down heart

 

and in the shadows of her mind

the sweater was never going to be

warm enough---

 

 

12/31/17


© 2018 jacob erin-cilberto



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I suppose that's why the window display is there.
It draws you in. You buy the creation.
But when you get it home.
The glitz has disappeared.
Just as well there's lots of shops.

Posted 8 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

8 Months Ago

yes, there are lots of shops...
and when the glitz disappears...what's left.

t.. read more
I'm not sure if I understand what You meant with Your poem here, but I got two things, from the title down to the last word of Your poem.

First, I see the dessert as a our goal, and how our surrendering sometimes to it, won't work, what work is our working and aiming to read that goal, second, I see a man who loves a woman, but it seems that woman doesn't share him the same feelings.

interesting piece, thank You for sharing Your talented rich imagination with us.

Posted 8 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

8 Months Ago

i just love reading different interpretations of poems...how readers read...thank you for your insig.. read more
Every time I come back to the site, once or twice in a couple of months, it has never ceased to amaze me how you surprise me with your finesse with words.

And your consistency with delivering poems is something I aspire to do this year.

Posted 8 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

8 Months Ago

thank you for your kind comment, Stonz...

just let the muse grab you and take you whe.. read more
An amazing poetry of main courses, condiments and refreshments to savor the taste whether salty or sweet and to enjoy the flavors compared to love relations. Your table of treats is diverse, great poet.

Posted 8 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

8 Months Ago

thank you for your kind words, Sami.
j.
Sami Khalil

8 Months Ago

You are welcome.
You really bummed me out on this one. I thought once I saw her in her own shadows but I was mistaken it was me.

Regards,
Al

Posted 8 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

8 Months Ago

sorry i bummed you out, my friend...

j.
Ohhh yess, very romantic write, my friend. I dare say many people wish this were written about them - To be so tantalising to another...

The imagery was great, I liked the flow too. This is what good poetry is all about!

Posted 8 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

8 Months Ago

thank you for your kind words, Glen...
j.
God bless the wisdom to run...some, we are never good enough nor fit for ...i love that your cowboy recognized this right away ..nothing like a visit to Baskin Robbins to sooth an altered ego ;)))
E.

Posted 8 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

8 Months Ago

thank you for your words, E.
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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