a place for us

a place for us

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

 

a place for us

 

 

roughly speaking,

i want to hear your tender tenders

whispered to me gently

 

my reply a raspy kiss

a slow cough of love

even when i cover my mouth

 

unsaid is said

over is over

and beginnings long

 

for the chance

 

                               to stay

 

 

where you are.

 

 

 

erin-cilberto

10/7/19

© 2019 jacob erin-cilberto


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there always seems to be this elemental sadness in your wonderful poetry, but you do wear it well, another great read

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

ah Rod Stewart..."you wear it well, a little old fashioned but that's alright"
thank you, gra.. read more
Life takes us from one end of the spectrum to the latter end and how we like the to rerun the beginnings.

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you, andrew...appreciate your visit and words.
j.
It is the unsaid which can have most impact. So important is communication in relationships. Hold back and it could be at your peril. Misunderstandings happen so easily. "where are you?" You have lost her already. I also thought of that wonderful movie West Side Story. Saw it when I was 16. That's where I went with this one Jacob.

Chris

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

yes, wonderful flick...even though the main characters did not sing their own songs...lip synced but.. read more
This immediately took me to West Side Story and "Somewhere (There's a Place for Us)". In this is a deep sadness as even in later life with raspy, wheezing breaths we long for love and to return to the youth we once knew for the love we once knew and felt!

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for your insightful words, John,
j.
The unsaid is often said, true enough. Thing is, when it comes to relationships, communication is the key. Without it, that cough could be just a cough. No one can be sure. Lydi**

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

sounds like Freud...sometimes a cough is just a cough...love it.
thank you, Lydi..
j.
Lydia

1 Week Ago

I'm not a shrink, but I play one on line! :)
jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

ha ha...love it....

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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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