Call within the Next Five Minutes

Call within the Next Five Minutes

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

Call within the Next Five Minutes


why do you walk out of the room

when my commercial comes on the tube


i am that bargain love you can get for only $9.95

by calling now,


i will answer 24 hours a day...

Lonely minutes at your service

not sold in stores.


and if you call right now, i'll send you two of me

for the same price,

which is just a bit more of your gullibility


and if you called five minutes ago

i'm standing on your welcome mat

free of charge


just a bit of shipping and handling due on arrival

my heart can be yours

for the low, low price

of nothing


but despair

and a few dispersed funds

into vanity's account


on account of i don't know

how to sell myself true anymore


i lost that ability

back when infomercial's

were yet unborn children


and prospective lovers actually met

in person

before they bought each other's

line of false advertising.

© 2021 jacob erin-cilberto

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Yes sometimes you just can’t give love away especially someone on the radar that doesn’t feel the same. Yes the tragedies of love equally has no bounds. And how easily is love taken for granted when found, love always requiring nurturing. Another fine write from the maestro.

Posted 3 Months Ago

jacob erin-cilberto

3 Months Ago

thank you for your kind review, andrew,
Hi Jacob, oh that 9.95 bargain love. Really enjoyed the pricing, shipping imagery and the longing for in person lovers. Well done.

Posted 3 Months Ago

jacob erin-cilberto

3 Months Ago

Thank you, Sherri...

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Added on June 13, 2021
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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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