Then – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”  James Baldwin.


What if, for example,
fish swam backwards or the
moon tangoed with Jupiter
and I eclipsed your notions of love,
would you love me then?

©Paul Vincent Cannon



Filed under Five Lines, Free Verse, love, poem, quote

22 responses to “Then – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Especially then☺️

    Sent from my iPad


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  2. Let me think it over for a while.

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  3. love is love, whatever the form or notion of what you think it should be

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  4. I like this very much! It expresses something intangible about love–I’m not quite sure what–which is why the thought needed to be a poem.

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