Orange Crush and Irrelevant Neighbors

Orange Crush and Irrelevant Neighbors

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

Orange Crush and Irrelevant Neighbors

 

 

severed mountain

a cluster of small family trees

still intact

but wavering in a mournful wind

 

the flat lands flood tearfully

interstate, a barren road to nowhere

time is of the essence

but the scent is wafting amid borrowed hours

 

you are far away

and i am somewhere in a distant sunset

the shadows gaining fast

a heart breaking in increments

 

turning dusk to dust

dust to dusk

and the sun to agent orange.

 

 

erin-cilberto

1/27/18


© 2018 jacob erin-cilberto



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How does this feel like apocalypse now.
Though I'm sure I saw on the news, scientists had moved the doomsday clock forward.
Mans inevitable end. Mother nature will be pleased.

Posted 8 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

8 Months Ago

thank you for your insights, Paul...
yes, inevitable.
j.
A very heart breaking poem.... sometimes when we are not sure what our life is leading us to...and we wait... just wait for the time to pass..

Posted 8 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

8 Months Ago

thank you for your kind review, Galadriel.
j.
This brief poem is laden with somber images. It speaks of hopelessness, separation and impending death. I hope it is not autobiographical, for it is the voice of depression.

Posted 8 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

8 Months Ago

thank you for your kind words, John---

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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