incomplete morning

incomplete morning

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

incomplete morning

 

the coffee is cold

the lipstick on your cup

a faded smile

 

and my danish

tastes past its expiration date

as i stare at your empty chair

 

wondering why i forgot

to set the butter out

while you were still here.

 

 

erin-cilberto

7/1/18

© 2018 jacob erin-cilberto


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cold very incomplete morning, but why did you forget to set the butter out when she was still there?

Posted 9 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

9 Months Ago

guess i just didn't complete her morning....thank you for finding this oldie and your comment, Cassi.. read more
I like the descriptions in this one. Very vivid in my mind. One moment's thoughts covey a thousand similar moments of regret that we just now think of.

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your kind words, LK.
j.
Sometimes we regret the things we didn't do while we could have after the relationship is long done

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

yes, we do...so true...thank you, Lyn.
j.
a lasting snap shot: absence makes the heart grow fonder. I like that this short poem can stand as a screen shot zoomed in on someone's morning, and also a metaphor for not softening the heart when we had the chance; forgetting relationships and life are temporal after all.

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your insightful words, charlie.
j.
Hell, yeah. this has the ring of utter reality in the simplest of terms. I love writing like this takes hold of the mundane and turns it into art. You are the real deal, but I am sure that I am not the first to have told you that. Great Writing.

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your very kind review, Crowley.
j.
Sad Sack morning.
Amazingly, in relatively few words, you paint a rather comprehensive picture.
Most creative!


Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your words, Jimmy.
j.
You create place and thoughts for the reader Jacob. Leftover things are deadly reminders. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you, Coyote...
j.
Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

You are welcome my friend.
Ah, the butter would have kept her there....the little extras always are important. Bittersweet one, Jacob. Lydi**

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you, my friend.
j.
Very funny. I liked how you made it humourous if that was intentional.

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

always try to mix humor with the emotion...thank you for your kind comment,

j.
J-Suk's Hyeongni

2 Years Ago

Thank you!
J-Suk's Hyeongni

2 Years Ago

I'll try to write with humor!
somtimes... life gives us the wrong order.....do we take it? or send it back?....hmmm

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you, Queenie, appreciate your words. and the questions make so much sense..what do we do?
Gypsy Warrior Queen

2 Years Ago

I always ask the same...what do we do? Father time has always replied back...tick tock, the clock wa.. read more

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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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