Five Letters

Petulant – Word of the Day


A top end Grass Wren, Alice Springs. Not really petulant, just looked that way.


Five Letters

Five letters undid you.
Swayed you from that perverse course.
Jaw set firmly,
flashing eyes,
flushed cheeks,
casting a thousand, silent words.

That feeling of caged,
held against your vaguest ideal.
Word wrangling,
as meaning evaporated effortlessly,
and you were powerless to hold them.

Uncooperative tongue
just would not form the words of your heart.
“But you don’t understand.”
Tears speak louder,
shouting “listen.”
Silence reigned.

My heart imploded,
dissonance, like a Dali painting.
A cypher of chrysalis.
A new birth.
Five letters undid you, and me.

©Paul Cannon





Filed under life, love, mindfulness, nature, poetry, romance

14 responses to “Five Letters

  1. Beautiful. I love your poems so much Paul.Keep writing.

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  2. Sorry can do so much!

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  3. totally agree with Megha, keep em coming … sounds like you know petulance and a word we need to hear more 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. lync56

    Blown away at such deep thought provoking verse


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