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A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

fellow veterans




acorns scream,

then are silenced

as they meet my roof

with a crackling thud


the squirrels are protracted

to clean up bodies

the cots of war

lodged between teeth





© 2020 jacob erin-cilberto

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I heard it, I saw it. I was with you. Many people don't like squirrels and think they are vermin, but I am a lover of sentient creatures. I also saw flashes of stretcher bearers in helmets carrying away injured soldiers. It amazes me how much I can glean from one of your short writes. You are a planter of thought and imagery, that's why you are such a good poet.


Posted 1 Month Ago

jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

you are very kind, Chris...

I just plod along.
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

You are no plodder. You are nimble with words :)
That opening line simply blew me to 'kingdom come', fantastic original and I experience it as I read watching those pesky greys scampering around in our garden. Then it simply follows on with such classic lines with such force I could hear the thud!

Posted 1 Month Ago

jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

they are very loud on my roof...all the oaks...all the memories...those years.
thank you, Joh.. read more

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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..


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