May 1984--the final tour

May 1984--the final tour

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

May 1984- the final tour

 

 

frenzied guitars

burnt voices frozen in memory

 

brown eyes ablaze

in tone deaf stare

 

 

she clutches a rosary of cigarette ash

in charred hand

 

still trying to pluck the strings

to keep her band's song alive

in the dying air

of a smoldering concert hall

 

while i rise, lighter flickering

in a mind of standing ovation

pleading to hear just one more encore---

 

one more song,

just for me.

 

 

erin-cilberto

2/4/18


© 2018 jacob erin-cilberto



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This made me think of a song by Jackson Browne. Tried to post it, but looks like I failed. Stay. Just a little bit longer....

Posted 9 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

9 Months Ago

ah "the Load out" great song...thanks, Jon.
j.


Posted 9 Months Ago


Paul Simon, Elton John...to see a favorite retire from the stage is better to hear of their death which is so common. You want to preserve the final moments as long as you can and make it special. This is a good one Jacob.

Posted 9 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

9 Months Ago

thank you, Relic.

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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