Delivery Charge

Delivery Charge

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

Delivery Charge

 

a million words passed me by

and in the morning

I took last night's pizza

out of the ice box

 

and typed some cold words

onto the page

the cheese melted with the thought 

of her in my arms

 

I bit into some sentiment

the topics spicy

and still crisp

the thought of her in my arms

 

I loved her 

until the electricity shorted

then we became our own leftovers

something missing besides the parmesan

 

can we reheat romance

and have it taste as good as the first time?

I want to love her again

but I keep looking at the expensive receipt

 

wondering if we could afford

to try it again

then,

just started typing.

 

 

erin-cilberto

2/23/24

© 2024 jacob erin-cilberto


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"Ahhh, yes, Jacob!" 🍕

I admire and envy the skill of your creatively original, deft use of metaphor … you often compose a piece I wish I had.
I've tasted romantic pizzas that improved with age, but most often were never as delicious or spicy as that very first juicy-hot bite. ; )

A thankfully, happily bow to the Café's King of Free Verse, for another poetic treat!
A most delectable work, Syr Poet! ⁓ Richard🍀

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Richard....I have no idea where it all comes from...I am just a conduit...I feel lucky to.. read more
Richard🖌

1 Month Ago

Mm-hm 🙄
A well-practiced "conduit", for sure.
You're most welcome, Jacob … it's a.. read more
dear Jacob… a Gourmet Love Portion… Pizza Pie… warmed over until the end of Time … sprinkled with Thyme. softly, Pat

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

Thyme keeps on slipping slipping into the future!
thank you, Pat,
j.
Pure Jacob magic my friend! Love these lines...(I loved her until the electricity shorted then we became our own leftovers something missing besides the parmesan) Indeed! ~Sharon



Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

Thank you for your kind words, Sharon,
j.
Wow, I love this piece, it's so metaphorical, so inventive.... yes you could re-heat the pizza, but would that enhance your love for her.... I suggest buying another to re-heat the relationship; my hubby loves let-over everything! yet it doesn't spark anything for us, I guess we're too old....certainly she is not a leftover, just a blip in time.....
Warmly, B

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

appreciate your insights, Betty...
maybe I will buy a new one.
j.
Betty Hermelee

1 Month Ago

You're very welcome J...
Warmly, B
How often I compliment your creativity when it comes to metaphors when you put pen to whatever, dear sir! Here you have pizza that could be as cheesy as heck, but it turns out to be romance in the round, hot and - worthy of a second or more's helping. No wonder you are such a great teacher!!!

'.. typed some cold words
onto the page
the cheese melted with the thought
of her in my arms

I bit into some sentiment
the topics spicy
and still crisp
the thought of her in my arms'

Such cleverness and charm, sir!

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you kindly, em,
j.
There is a similarity between sex and drugs. The first rush is always the best, and the rest is an effort to recapture it.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

recapturing is never the same as the capturing.
thanks, John,
j.
Not everything stays shiny and new. Only the lucky few wind up with the old reliable that lasts, most appliances lose their spark over time. So no more hot meals until you get a new oven.
🙂💙 I can definitely relate to your every word and metaphor.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

Thank you for your words, Anita,
j.
haha, loved this ... love is like a pizza, wish I'd thunk it & writ it :)

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

Thank you, JD, for your words.
j.
Great metaphor and symbolism. Powerful work.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Thomas,
j.
Lovely link between her and your piece of pizza! Cheese can please with this sentiment. Nice one, J.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

Cheese can please...sure can.

thanks, Andrew

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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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