Two Hearts – prose by Paul Vincent Cannon

Merril at dVerse has invited us to write a piece of prose using the words “We go in different directions down the imperturbable street.” by Gwendolyn Brooks.

dVerse Poets – Prosery





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“How weird it was to drive streets I knew so well. What a different perspective”

Two Hearts

Should we go in different directions down the imperturbable street we might discover a confusion of serenity that, in fact, all is not what it seems. In my view all is chaotic fulmination, voices ringing off concrete, the air thick and potent with energy, only to be swallowed in the humous of bordered gardens as dusk ensues, waiting for dawn. In your view, all is serene and in its place, a stillness and a quiet resolve of patient ferment pervading the air. It just happens to be that we are going the same way, though in very different directions down the same street. Somewhere in the parallel journey we find the middle line without looking. There’re no surrendering views, just two trapeze artists in a shakedown in the kingdom known as middle road. Life is richer that way. Two hearts are better than eyes.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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34 responses to “Two Hearts – prose by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I like the thought of finding the middle line without looking and this description: “voices ringing off concrete”

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  2. Sorry, but I can’t see/access your prosery piece. I only see a couple of cut off lines in the grey space. It looks like a much of bloggers have liked it, so maybe it’s just me.

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  3. I felt a bit like I was traveling a different direction trying to read this. 😀
    I liked this idea: “Somewhere in the parallel journey we find the middle line without looking.”

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  4. Paul, your prose is brilliant but I think you have to change the format from “preformatted” to paragraph cause it’s making it difficult to view,
    I copied and pasted the whole text to read it.

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  5. Moooost creative! Nice job on a very difficult challenge. Much impressed!

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  6. Amy

    two hearts are better than eyes, well said, Paul.

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  7. “confusion of serenity” – love what you do with words.

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  8. I just love this and yes I 100% agree hearts are better than eyes.
    Two people walk the same road but feel so different 🙂

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  9. I really enjoyed your prose riff on Gwendolyn Brooks’ line. My favorite line: “There’re no surrendering views, just two trapeze artists in a shakedown in the kingdom known as middle road.”

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