two more for breakfast

two more for breakfast

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

 

two more for breakfast

 

 

 

goodbyes shaded gray

white tussles before the flames

 

ashen kisses side by side

but HD pictures in the minds

of survivors

 

we all remember

the stern lectures

the wild laughter

the firm hand

the devil eyes

 

and the slowing heartbeats

rings picked from the ruins

still embracing

 

a crease in the moon

a smile?

 

time passes

but the regard for you

stays at the station

never boarding that train

to eternity

 

we just sit sipping coffee

while your menus

rest on a table of memory

 

unread...

 

 

 

erin-cilberto

8/5/18

© 2018 jacob erin-cilberto


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I think we all have HD images in our minds of what might have been even though the actual moments have long got swallowed up into the ether....

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you, Stella,
j.
Why do laptops and computers go against one's wishes to cause more work for the reader. Have already appraised and its asking for another!


Posted 2 Years Ago


Sad recalling moments that could have made for happier and more productive times but let the past remain there and look towards a brighter and more fulfilling tomorrow. This is a relateable piece. Thank you for sharing Jacob.

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your words, kitty,
j.
kitty

2 Years Ago

My pleasure J!
Movement (if only in memory) movement, movement--eternal suspension.
A relationship that never went anywhere.
Profoundly sad.



Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your kind review, Jimmy.
j.
perfect cafe placemat settings to ponder on memories that time has taken from us. superb writing to take us readers away.

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your words, andrew.
j.
time passes
but the regard for you
stays at the station
never boarding that train
to eternity

Superb expression Jacob. I love that stanza so much.

Chris

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your kind words, Chris.
j.
My word, what a collection of personal recollections we have here and all of them crafted into one helluva poignant poem jacob...another splendid creation......Neville

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your kind words, Neville.
j.
oh Jacob you have written something beautiful here sad whimsical mixed in with all memories and some regrets I feel I love this its poignant espec love last 4 lines

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your kind words, Julie.
j.
There are so many clever expressions here that send me on a reverie:
"time passes but the regard for you stays at the station
never boarding that train to eternity"
This poem reminds me of an old boyfriend who always acts so happy to hear from me but then he checks out for another ten years or so *sigh!* Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

he doesn't know what he is missing---dumb guy.

thank you for sharing how you relate t.. read more
I flip the pages...every ten years or so .....and wonder...

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for relating, Queenie.
j.

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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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