There I Really Am – Prose by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Merril is hosting Prosery where we are invited to write 144 words including a provided line. Merril has given us a Liesel Mueller line from her poem ‘Drawings By Children’ – “There is nothing behind the wall except a space where the wind whistles.’

dVerse Poets – Prosery

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There I Really Am

There is nothing behind the wall except a space where the wind whistles. I claimed it long ago, it is my favourite space, but it just takes time to get there. It’s not that I’ve forgotten the way, it’s just simply that I don’t make enough time to wander there. But days come when I have to be there. It’s the space where I find my still point and enter into silence, well, mostly. Somedays my irascible shadow is less than golden and flings up the dust and detritus of my life as a taunt, a distraction. If I pay no attention it doesn’t go away, so I let it have a little reign until it outruns itself and peters out and I return to myself. There is nothing behind that wall except the real me letting the winds of time whistle through me.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

18 Comments

Filed under awareness, life, prose, psychology

18 responses to “There I Really Am – Prose by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Well done. Walls have had bad press lately. Though walls do have their usefulness at times. To lean on and gather your strength before going on with the journey.
    Stay safe.

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  2. That’s a good place to stand.

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  3. A lovely take on the prompt. Thank you, Paul.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. A master stroke with that last sentece!

    Like

  5. Amy

    Ah… letting the winds of time whistle through me. A master stroke, I agree with LIz.

    Liked by 1 person

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