Shot glass, shot love

Shot glass, shot love

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

Shot glass, shot love



a belt of whiskey

and the jeans fall

into a heap

at the end of the bed

that has hot skin,

but icy breath

as they embrace 

the loveless passion

then get off the elevator

on the floor

with the jeans

and mini-skirt

laundered lascivious moves


midnight marauders

make skin scurry off together

sightless to the feelings that died

so many years back


but the belt 

holds them up just long enough

for a last tango in the sheets

and then a kiss on the cheek


before that abbreviated door closes

for good.





© 2024 jacob erin-cilberto

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those are moments I wouldn't think would be memorable enough to even be shameful. of course it doesn't always pan out that way, shameless or forgotten, at least for some, I am not sure how I would feel about it if I was in that position so who am I to judge? but i like the writing of it. "icy breath" "midnight marauders" "scurry off together" "abbreviated door" those

Posted 11 Hours Ago

I have always felt that one night stands, or any sort of meaningless hookup takes a part of the person with them. I find that in this new modern free sex, loveless lifestyle we are breaking pur hearts by making a sacred act meaningless. Feelings get messy, there's shame, just an animal instinct. No humanity. No wonder those who engage in these acts feel the burden of doing a loving act in such animal urges

Posted 1 Day Ago

your words weave silky web that entangles the reader. vivid imagery in depicting desperation of loneliness, persuasive liquidity, carnal cravings, eventual exit that leaves the heart hungry for more.

your incredible dictation, and unique style, is testimony of what a great wordsmith you really are.

~ barrie

Posted 1 Day Ago

The measure in a shot glass is small; one swallow and it's gone. Same with passion, or love if you prefer the word; the loss of which may seem to be so slowly corrosive, but in reality, if we stop fooling ourselves, can simply disappear in an instant; though so often don't we almost always strive to have one more sip for the road.

Such a clever, clever write.


Posted 4 Days Ago

jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

Just one more sip, yes.
thank you, Beccy,
Steamy, yet at the same time, rather sad and lonely write.

Posted 1 Week Ago

jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

Thank you for your kind review, Momz.

3 Days Ago

yvw 😎
It's one thing to have sex and enjoy it , and another thing to have sex just for the motions.... which often happens when we get bored with a partner or as we age.....sometimes passion and drink go together, but often wane at certain time of life" one last tango in the sheets" and it's adios...people have sex and are feeling at all...just the motions....nicely written as always J.
Warmly, B

Posted 1 Week Ago

jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

no love in that, is there?
Thank you, Betty,
Betty Hermelee

4 Days Ago

You’re very welcome J.
Warmly, B
Jacob, lately, we seem to be operating on the same brainwave. I refer to "Gone," which you kindly reviewed.
I hope that all is well with you - Dave

Posted 1 Week Ago

jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

Yes, we are, Dave.
thanks for your words,
Mysterious lovers and stories. I often wonder how it's possible to leave a person for good? Maybe because I'm from a different culture.
One of the many things that I appreciate about your poems, is that they are never fulfilled with ordinary words. I always check Meriam Webster's dictionary when I read your poems. You're a literature teacher and there's no wonder why your poems are so touching, while being short and a bit complicated.
Is there any good websites you can introduce to me for learning how to write standard English poems? I often write free verses.
P.S: It's been a long time since the last time I visited your page, jacob. I hope you're fine and life is treating you kindly. I appreciate our little chats through comments, during the past 2 years.
Wishing you the very best

Posted 1 Week Ago

jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

Thank you, NIma....being a non-traditionalist I am unsure of websites that can teach you standard ==.. read more
(but the belt holds them up just long enough for a last tango in the sheets and then a kiss on the cheek
before that abbreviated door closes for good) Been there done that my friend. Great write as per your forte. ~Sharon

Posted 1 Week Ago

jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

Thank you for your kind review, Sharon.
Passion in search of a spark to reignite the love lost comes to mind. Nice write as always and good luck with your surgery I hear Jacob. Hope you recover well as you did last time.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago

jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you for those wishes, andrew,

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jacob erin-cilberto

Carbondale, IL

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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