Shipment of Dreams

Shipment of Dreams

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto


Shipment of Dreams

 

 

new releases,

old releases,

amazon reigns

and we are poisoned by the drops

 

like some freeze frame rain

we become unglued to movement

but stuck in our own lethargy

 

pushing keys rather than shopping carts

magic pizzas arriving on electronic carpets

one-touch 

one-touch

but not one foot in front of the other

 

even our cars begin to drive themselves

and park themselves

 

just like we have

couch potatoes

spilling ketchup on the cushions

with sour cream eyes staring at the b**b tube

 

fingers dialing,

merchandise miraculously arriving at the doorstep

 

i wonder what real rain feels like

i forgot,

i was outside once...

i think it felt nice,

 

Agoraphobia?

isn't that a country near Sudan....

 

 

 

erin-cilberto

8/20/19

© 2019 jacob erin-cilberto


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A depressing look at how the majority of us spend our time! Thank goodness for those who get up off their arses and write good poetry and stories for us to enjoy!

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

thank you for your read and words, augustus.
j.
Really digging the last lines, a playful ending to a peice solemn in nature. Thanks for sharing:)

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

thank you for your kind words, Mark,
j.
Hello, Jacob! :)
Papajohns.com is one of my favorites. The $4.00 delivery fee is obnoxious though. And amazon made Xmas shopping/shipping easy, though maybe less special somehow, like someone else is picking for me. My wife makes me go out too much anyway. I don't want my dust mites to get scrawny.

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jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

thank you for sharing and for your visit...watch those mites...yes, everything on line...ugh
.. read more
Our new world. Next generation life is lack-lusting.
"i wonder what real rain feels like
i forgot,
i was outside once...
i think it felt nice,"
The above lines. Realistic and true. Thank you Jacob for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

thank you for your kind words, Coyote,
j.
Coyote Poetry

3 Weeks Ago

You are welcome my friend.
When actual reality eventually transforms into a different reality, fewer and fewer will remember it as "virtual."
Meaningful piece, Jacob!

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

thank you for your kind review, Jimmy,
j.
J,
a great piece! A wonderful cultural comment. And humorous! "spilling ketchup on the cushions." No, I belive Agoraville lies directly south of hell.
T

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

oh yes, that's where it is...my mapquest was off...ha ha.
thank you, Tom..
j.
Great Jacob. You have addressed a vital issue for our future in your inimitable style. Perhaps it's this disconnect with our natural surrounding that will be the cause of our demise. It's very scary.
Regards
Alan

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

thank you for your kind review, alan,
j.
i was thinking of writing such a piece. i've grown increasingly concerned about what kind of future we are shaping. technology is slowly robbing our humanity. we sit wherever and with a phone or computer, stuff shows up at our doors. there is no human interaction. how will future generations learn to interact, talk and reason with each other? self-checkout too. go in a store, shop and leave without ever saying a word to anyone. we don't know where things come from, who or how. life gets more strange the longer i live and i'm not really that old. scary ... :)

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

yes, scary....but the younger folks like you who recognize the downfalls...there might be hope for a.. read more
Pete

3 Weeks Ago

our hope lies in youth and dreaming. gene roddenberry was way ahead of his time ... :)
I can see this act as a disadvantage rather than what really helps.
People are becoming too lazy, even wearily pushing the button on Amazon page.
No one knows where tangible goods are sold again. They'll tell you, just order it from Amazon and it will be here in a moment. Foods, sausages and drinks could just be right from your room.
Wife becoming too lazy to cook, they'll say, " Let's order it."
Children no longer go to bookshops, they would say "Dad, let order it."
Even online education is some spreading quickly.

Nothing seems to be practically real again, our lives seems to be depending on ordering and online things.
But as it's going on now, we'll some be shipping potential and ability.
I can't just say more.

And thank you for sharing this piece, J.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

thank you for sharing your insights and understanding review, Kay.
j.
This is the human condition now…

[sigh]

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

and how sad it is, Momz...
thank you.
j.
MomzillaNC

3 Weeks Ago

🤢 🥺 😰

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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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