a flutterance

a flutterance

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

a flutterance

 

 

 

 

a butterfly sting

perplexing occurrence

 

and i just thought

beauty could only fly softly

 

but ripped wings retaliate

against the closest heart

on which to alight.

 

 

 

erin-cilberto

9/25/22

© 2022 jacob erin-cilberto


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Ouch. Some of those soft wings can pack a punch. What a flutterance. Powerfully conveyed J.

Chris

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your kind words, Chris,
j.
short, poignant and powerful Jacob

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your kind words, Ken,
j.
Sometimes how I feel about myself...how aptly written.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you, light,
j.
Light and Ashes

2 Months Ago

You are very welcome.
No Jacob, beauty can fly like s bullet in a whirlwind, as I know to my cost. There is much truth in the wisdom of humour, as the great Billy Connolly once said "beauty is indeed skin deep, but ugly goes right to the bone."
I think he was hinting that the paper thin facade of beauty can hide true ugliness. Damn those makeupologists 😉

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

Billy Connelly is so funny....I will have to watch my bones...
thank you, Lorry,
j.
The lesson: watch where you sit.

Winston

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

yes,.....
j.
A type of butterfly can fly at a speed of 60 miles/hour. I can only imagine what it would feel like to be hit with a small fluttery thing coming onto you at that speed haha. I definitely like the title...flutterance sounds like a portmanteau of flutter and utterance to me. "Flutter" sounds frolicsome, and "utterance" gives it some weight and seriousness. Nature is beautiful but need not be gentle always.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

as it is a portmanteau....great word by the way...
I appreciate your kind comments, Moonie,read more

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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 a community college and have been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. I am here to read for inspiration from other po.. more..

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