i think i found our names

i think i found our names

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

i think i found our names



lie across my morning

curl into the small of my day

we will spoon shift against

the current of sunlight

lifting shadows from their pretentious perch


love ticks as the clock walks upon graveyards of missed dreams

but we found a headstone

encrypted with our names

we will own the night

scrawled upon sheets of warmth


writing poems of panoramic worth

blending into each other's scrawl

words not needed

only imagined

as we dig our final resting places


a premise locked in forever embrace.





© 2020 jacob erin-cilberto

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This love poem is so neat. You really know what you're doing, Jacob.
Thank you for sharing.

Posted 1 Month Ago

jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

that is a very kind comment, Lale.
thank you so much...
The graveyard of all the whit ifs and could've beens reads here Jacob, as a softly breathed sigh, but I can't but help wonder if taking the scenic route through this cemetary would be more like Michael Jacksons thriller video, with a long list of not to be's rattle their bones and chains, screaming "come back! I'm not done haunting you yet"
And no, I don't know why they were chained either. Probably for added spookiness 😀

Posted 1 Month Ago

jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

Maybe they were all Jacob Marley's....wasn't he the one who had the chains in a Christmas Carol?
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1 Month Ago

Ha, yes he was. Not so much word, as name association 😀
The most intensely romantic poem I've read, in years.
That's it! Don't know what else to say.

Posted 1 Month Ago

jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you, Jimmy...much appreciated.

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Added on July 3, 2020
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jacob erin-cilberto
jacob erin-cilberto

Carbondale, IL

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..