a diction

a diction

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

a diction



if i touched you with my words
would it be sexual harassment
or consensual engagement
of two minds?


erin-cilberto
5/8/2020

© 2020 jacob erin-cilberto


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To touch or not to? .... that not much of a question! Life's too short for unrequited pining - eat, drink and get the f... on with it for tomorrow we may ....
Time to forget sexual distancing ?
Very timely words Jacob!
Take care.
Alan


Posted 9 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

9 Months Ago

thank you for your words, alan,
j.
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Wellll....hard to say, J. Just don't ask Joe Biden for the answer to this one. He will deny all knowledge of you and your poem! Seriously, though a wonderful piece of brevity here. Much enjoyed!

Posted 9 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

9 Months Ago

I definitely won't ask Joe...thanks for the smile, Jamila,
j.
I would not put this question to Tara Reade. The answer would probably be confusing.

Posted 9 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

9 Months Ago

thank you, John,
j.
depends whether they wanted to be touched by your words, j. and having read you I can't think of anyone who wouldn't want to be

Posted 9 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

9 Months Ago

thank you, gram,
j.
I would use an italic font Jacob, just in case they are turned against you. The less sharp edges the better, but maybe I just knew a few too many wordsmiths who were expert at weaponising linguistics 😀

Posted 9 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

9 Months Ago

remember what Emily Dickinson said..."words have the power to heal and the power to kill"
tha.. read more
These days, I fear, the former.
But, of course, that greatly depends upon to whom you are speaking. Further, I suppose, any
woman who is truly touched by your words, would be inclined to engagement. Touched "with" your
words might, however, yield a different result.
Let's face it, this tiny poem has confused the hell out of me.

Posted 9 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

9 Months Ago

uh oh...touched with...
and i have had a few engagements...:)
j.
Hah what a creative thought that I'm sure no one else thought up, sensational and extraordinary thinking!!! A meeting of minds is never harassment I believe lol. Kudos for a sassy one!

Plz Pleez do read and comment my newest poem too, right on top of my page.

Posted 9 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

9 Months Ago

thank you for your kind words, S. zaynab,
j.
what an interesting notion, i've never even thought about that.

i'm thinking with this current lot of women who can't seem to hold their own ground if some guy gets a bit fresh, one might have to be careful with their choice of words.
i worked in a male environment for most part of my working life & never had any problems.
on the odd occasion, if some guy came on a bit strong, i just told him where to go... problem solved.
cheerio carola

Posted 9 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

9 Months Ago

and did he go where you told him to? :))))
thank you for the smile, Carola,
j.
Carola

9 Months Ago

yes hahaha!!! 😀
my next move, which i always kept as a reserve technique, would've been t.. read more
This what happens when an overthinker ponders. I like the brevity of the thought.

Posted 9 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

9 Months Ago

i imagine i am the King of overthinkers...ha ha

thank you, gabrielle,
j.
What a brilliant thought. This little piece of brevity conveys so much. I have to say I am one who is quite often touched by words and happy to be so. Wonderfully put Jacob.

Chris

Posted 9 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

9 Months Ago

and i would be polite at all costs, Chris.
thank you,
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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