bent intentions

bent intentions

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

bent intentions

 

 

composing songs past 2 a.m.

when nightfall is already thinking

of picking itself up off the floor

and candle shadows dance on the walls

of yesterday

 

i want to be your tomorrow

but the wick is untouched

matches in the pocket of my thoughts

 

never struck

as i never struck up a conversation

just intended

 

so it ended

before the dance

as i tried to pick myself up from the floor

before the sun could catch me

crying into sheets of kerchief poetry.

 

 

 

erin-cilberto

6/10/19

© 2019 jacob erin-cilberto


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Regrets...we all have them. What would have happened if? The pocket of your thoughts seems to be quite deep, my friend...and filled with splendid metaphors. Reflective poetry. I liked it. Lydi**

Posted 57 Minutes Ago



we all have regrets... but my word.. you do them so very well jacob.. an excellent write sir... N

Posted 1 Day Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Day Ago

thank you for your kind words, Neville,
j.
Neville Pettitt

1 Day Ago

my words are true & freely given.. friend
"i want to be your tomorrow

but the wick is untouched

matches in the pocket of my thoughts



never struck

as i never struck up a conversation

just intended"- Love the interplay between not stirking the match and the relationship never quite begun/not struck into existence. Always a joy to read your work. :) - Diana

Posted 1 Day Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Day Ago

thank you for your kind review, Diana,
j.
creativity unmatched.

sometimes the idea of people is better than the reality though.
better to watch some flowers blossom rather than pick them for your own.

Posted 3 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Days Ago

your words are so true...the fantasy and the idea of what we wish them to be...
thank you ell.. read more
It's a beautiful poem and I relate to it too. So many opportunities unpursued, some were probably even a slam dunk, others maybe not but I'll never know now.

Posted 4 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

yes, all those situations we never acted upon...thank you for relating and for your words, Edie.
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I do love your late night writes and I do hope you put them into books I would love to own one. They always touch me. Thank you.

Posted 4 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

thank you for your kind words, Pat.
j.
Such a beautiful sadness to and in this poem, j.... definitely a blues, definitely heartfelt, bar by bar - by bar. You use metaphors like nobody else. Strange how words and heart are at forefront when the night's sleeping.. tis as if one dares, dares and hopes. Is it best to stay hopeful or to face what one thinks is pointless, too late? You have the pick of language, and use it so wisely. I try not to envy you!!!

Posted 4 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

thank you for your kind words, em.
j.
Composing in the early hours, the most creative time of night or day, (for me at least). All those thoughts, all those intentions and the courage of your convictions evaporated before her eyes. That's what I call a lost opportunity and your final stanza tells me you knew that. Beautifully conveyed Jacob, quite a poignant little poem.

Chris

Posted 4 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

thank you for your kind review, Chris.
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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