Leviathan Has Departed – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


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“Monsters know when they are recognised ….”  Thomas Harris, Cari Mora.

Leviathan Has Departed

As the dark waters of the minutiae
of our lives roll back
we discover that leviathan has departed,
for there is no depth for it to dwell,
and we wonder how it was so,
though it was purely by our design
that we fed it and nurtured its presence
only to find ourselves exposed
once it became obvious
that it was no more than
our fertile imaginations
which held us in its grip.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com


Filed under Free Verse, life, mindfulness, poem, quote

22 responses to “Leviathan Has Departed – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Amy

    Beautifully said, Paul. So very true!

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  2. That picture gives me the chills

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  3. I had to think about this one for a while. We create our own monsters and the depths in which they dwell? But when we no longer feed them, they just depart?

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  4. Charis Counselling

    Brilliant poem


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  5. And with that recognition, things became easier and lighter. Well-done, Paul!

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