In The Crush – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“The years are too short, the days are too long.” Joseph Heller

In The Crush

The day's tide elongated my hours
like thick, slow squeezed lemon,
the juice of a day in the crush of
a hand now flexed and dripping.

Like thick, slow squeezed lemon
with a mess of acid citrus down,
a hand now flexed and dripping
so much a tap of flowing water.

With a mess of acid citrus down,
the day simply drizzled along,
so much a tap of flowing river
along the moments so tart and,

The day simply drizzled along,
the juice of a day in a crush of,
along the moments so tart and,
the day's tide elongated my hours.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

34 Comments

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34 responses to “In The Crush – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Time is indeed so RELATIVE lemon 🍋! So distant October yet so close March. Once the sour juice is out, (sigh) it feels good. Lovely poem ☺️

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  2. Paul, we’ve all had days like this! 🙂 So well expressed. I can almost taste the lemon! ❤ Hope today is better!

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  3. Paul I love this! The pantoum is one of my favorite forms.

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  4. Excruciatingly accurate, Paul.

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  5. I have never attempted a pantoum … yours has set a high bar, a very high bar! Cheers.

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  6. Today I learn something new in poetry and yes some days are pure acidic.

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  7. Beautifully penned Paul. I’m actually eating Gulab Julam (i think I’m saying that right) so sweet and delightful in honor of Diwali and my mouth literally puckered when I read your poem. 🤣 I missed my lemon water today for a change but I trust there’s so bitter reminders so I’ll keep away from the news.. lol. have a good one. ❤️ Cindy

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  8. The day simply drizzled along,…… love that line

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  9. “The juice of a day in the crush of a hand” about describes the day I’ve had. And elongated for sure . . .

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  10. hypercryptical

    I love this juicy write!
    Anna :o]

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  11. sanaarizvi

    “The day simply drizzled along, the juice of a day in a crush of,”… love this! Stellar writing here 😀

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  12. Charis Counselling

    I love this style of poem

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  13. I never gotten into poetry until now and you do such a marvelous work when it comes to poetry😉Thank you for sharing your thoughts😇

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