cool breeze

cool breeze

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

 cool breeze




Pendleton patterns

of a mother's love


sporadic squares of sutured feeling

the cold protected on the inside of a heart


the jacket closed

it's autumn in her mind

the children weep


holding tightly to a mere chill

imagination not warm enough


to grow them into adults

the sky fell in October

there was an edge to the beauty


and they felt like the falling leaves






© 2024 jacob erin-cilberto

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I love the care that you took in choosing the wording for this piece. The same care that the Indians that owned the blanket took with its care. It often accompanying them to the grave to serve them in the afterlife. "a mother's love" Yes indeed "the cold protected on the inside of a heart". "imagination not warm enough" For many the sky did fall in October and the edge to the beauty cut deep. The last line hit hardest "and the felt like the falling leaves
unwanted" This seems to refer to the native Americans but could apply to others as well. Loved it Jacob.

Posted 4 Days Ago

jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

I really like where you took this, Soren.
Thanks for the journey.

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Added on July 10, 2024
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jacob erin-cilberto
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..