Slanted Days – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


“Time is an illusion.” Albert Einstein

Slanted Days

Some days time goes slant,
doing its own most peculiar thing,
upending the laws of physics,
placing me parallel unseen where,
somedays I am beside myself
dancing demented under a
lathering, metronomic pulse,
while there are other days, where
I am warped down in a distorted
sound yawn, like swimming in
hypnosis, a treacled meditation,
wandering me along my way,
some days are just slanted.

Β©Paul Vincent Cannon


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33 responses to “Slanted Days – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Oh, yes, the timelines are getting mighty wobbly!

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  2. Swimming in hypnosis sounds about right😏

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  3. Like it! Slanted is a good word.

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  4. I know whereof you speak. Your poem captures it well.

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  5. Strange! how time remains the same, constant and tame while everything else change, from people and ideas to nations and all civilizations return to dust in time’s unending thrust.

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  6. I like that outlook… slanted days.

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  8. Slanted days in a lopsided world. We must brace ourselves and hang on!

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  9. Captures an every-day but profound truth.

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  10. slanted days have been our new normal so no wonder wer are swimming in a pool of hypnosis.
    great poem.. ❀️

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  11. Indeed, time is so abstract. “Swimming in Hypnosis,” as other comments have noted, does capture its essence. I awaken periodically to note that 10, then 20, then 50 years have passed. And what can one hold in one’s hand for all those years gone?

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  12. Charis Counselling

    I love this poem it is singing my song


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