small spills

small spills

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

 

small spills

 

 

 

coffee shop conversations

writing on napkin parchment

because words spoken aloud

feel shallow

a modest attempt to make connection

when hearts hang on introspection

not interrogation

of muses trying to hold hands

 

the waitress passes by

lips sealed,

she knows what is happening

she senses the tip coming

and it’s not a monetary donation

it’s a feeling of fusing

as two people stare into each other’s thoughts

 

pens poised

minds leaning

 

she smiles

 

imagines pouring a poem

into their cups…

 

 

 

erin-cilberto

7/20/19

© 2018 jacob erin-cilberto


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A lovely intimacy.
With this poem, no sugar needed.

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

thank you, Jimmy.
j.
I just feel like I stepped into that scene. It was beautiful. We get to see so much more with our writing... “pouring a poem into their cups”
Just beautiful...

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

thank you for your kind words, Jen.
j.
This was spectacular! I loved the scene and the setting and it moved me personally to an old memory of a sweet and special friend. I think that's the best kind of write; when someone makes a personal connection with the words. A new favorite from you.

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

i appreciate that you related to this one, Fabian.
thank you for sharing.
j.
A wonderful story told in the poetry. You create nice place and situation. Thank you Jacob for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

thank you kindly, sir.
j.
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

You are welcome my friend.
Wooohoooo!!!! that last line is delightful, wish I would have thunk it up...lol. Its hard to find people who understand your writing obsession but when you do, watch out. this was brilliant!!!

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

thank you for your kind words, Crowley.
j.
We have so many coffee shops in the shopping centre near where I live. They are always a hive of activity, so many people now frequent them. Business meetings, friends, mums and their kids, people on their own. Yes, they have become a place where you can sit and relax, share or make new contacts. I bet it would be fun to waitress in one of them. You'd get to know all the regulars as well as being first hand to any new introductions. Plenty of rich imagery in your words. You took me there.

Chris

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

thank you for your kind review, Chris...and sharing your story of the mall coffee shops.

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This is beautiful and authentic and I think we could all use a little napkin time. Thanks J. for being you!

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

thank you for being such a kind soul, Queenie.
j.
There is an art to writing a poem, giving it a dramatic ending that'll make the reader gasp. I love the coffee shop feel to this. Makes me want to make a mad dash for my local Starbucks. Much applause, J!

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

thank you for your words, Kelly.
j.
Really like this. These are the kinds of small miracles we live every day.A couple of days ago a Turkish guy from a take away met me on the street. I know him slightly. He said to me, don`t worry, I will put in a good word with Allah to make sure your boy is fine. These are the kinds of things that renew my faith in humanity...

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

thank you for your kind review...and glad this could help restore your faith some...we all need our .. read more
So many things go on in coffee shops. They're a goldmine for writers in my opinion. Conversations overheard make us unwitting witnesses to events mundane...life altering and romantic.
The scene you laid out plays in the mind quite well.

Good write j.

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

thank you for your kind words, Ted.
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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