Decoy

Decoy

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto


Decoy

 

 

lover's quarry

he's her prey

she prays to wound him

with Cupid's arrow

just enough to slow him down

 

not to totally disarm him

because his disarming smile

is what initially

drew her into the game

 

 

erin-cilberto

7/15/19

© 2019 jacob erin-cilberto


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Reminds me of some of the documentaries I have seen on animals - no different in kind to some humans - the lengths we go through to win love, sometimes in a sly and passionate way. Comes over real coy this one.Thanks for a lovely read.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

oh can see that....yes, we are no different and sometimes they make more sense than we do.
th.. read more
kitty

3 Weeks Ago

We can learn from them too but their methods are often direct! We have a more romantic feel to thing.. read more
Maybe that first initial assault is her way of testing the waters. She'll probably start all her new relationships this way. Nice poem, jacob.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you for your words, CD....
j.
Ahh, the games we play.

Nice piece again, Jacob

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

as Joe South sang..."the games people play now, every night and every day now"
thank you, Jor.. read more
The hunt, the dance, who is chasing who, who da cat and who be da moose,

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

yes, it does reverse sometimes doesn't it?

thanks for the read and words, gram,
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The old give and take...she gives a glance...he gives a smile...she asks to dance...he says in a while...
She pulls out her bow and Cupid's quiver...just a little flesh wound to spark some interest...
Someone get the lady a Bloody Mary.

Quite the dance, j.
I like it.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you for your kind words, Ted,
j.
The bar-room scene and the game is on.
Just a little glance, maybe use that other guy for fun.
But the main course is yet to come, and desert maybe a little time later.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you for your insights and the smile, Paul.
j.
I see the title Decoy and I pause to ponder. Is someone playing games or being deceitful here? There is a touch of malice maybe, or unkindness. Deliberately inflicting some hurt. Not a lot, but enough to create a sting. That ain't nice. Not sure with this one Jacob, but that's where my mind went :)

Chris

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

again, Chris...i like to see where you go when you read my poetry...it makes me feel a success becau.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

You are a success. No doubt about that :))
jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

You are a kind one!
and how subtle that push is like paper cuts. Nice work great title to depict what it is a perfect decoy.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you, andrew.
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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