the variables of love

the variables of love

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

the variables of love

 

 

the universe is turned inside out

my expression

a reverse star

shining only towards itself

 

 

 

erin-cilberto

6/7/2021

© 2021 jacob erin-cilberto


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But it shines nonetheless--short, but vivid and visual. Fine work.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you, W.k.
j.
A write thanks speaks of introspection. The pandemic-induced lockdown has provided us with ample scope to look deep inside our minds.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

It sure has, Anand....thank you for your words.
j.
Ah my friend...you always shine outward to those you come in contact with...me especially! ~Sharon

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you for your kind words, Sharon,
j.
I recall an old joke, the gist of which was the difference between love and herpes is that herpes lasts forever. I get the impression in this offering that a life has been "turned inside out" because a relationship has gone sour. The last words reflect the loneliness that now prevails.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thanks for your insights, John...yes herpes does last forever...love not so much.
j.
What a waste of radiant light, I would say. Lovely piece of brevity J.

Chris

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you for your kind words, Chris,
j.
Oh and a happy belated birthday to you Jacob word got around the planets

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you for the wish, Julie...
j.
Ah pure brilliance here Jacob ! Love it
We’re you stargazing at the time
Hope you weren’t mooning over someone
Excuse my puns couldnt quite help myself

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

nothing like a good pun, thank you, Julie,
j.


.................... the mind boggles and beautifully :)
N.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Neville,
j.
Instead Of a star shining upon us, it has turned to its inner self; the variable of this love is self love, the ability to love one’s self, a necessity before one can love another; this is the variable your love; this is your expression of it.
Lovely Brevity poem, says so much in a short piece.
Warm regards
B.


Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

Thank you for your kind review, Betty,
j.
Betty Hermelee

1 Month Ago

You’re very welcome
( ps- did I miss the punch line?)
wow! love of self .. "a reverse star" .. indeed .. a very unhealthy trap this love's variable says i! great stuff sir .. hitting that nail spot on and true .. wondering is that star in the Galaxy of Narcissus ;)
E.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

might just be, E.
thank you,
j.

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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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