Opening – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Image: Michael Gaida,

“I like the unreality of your mind; the whole thing is very splendid and voluptuous and absurd.” Virginia Woolf


Opening the window wide
reality flew in like an albatross,
all flustered and no direction,
shattering all my pieces,
pretending to be something while
spectacularly embarrassing itself
with saturated deathly excuses
emptying from its smirking life,
and so completely removed,
"who's the dissociative now?"
I asked, as I closed the door on
my way out to creative futures.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Filed under carefree, creativity, Free Verse, future, life, passion, poem, quote

44 responses to “Opening – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Paul, the sun is shining. Thanks for reminding me. I think I will take a walk when it warms up a bit, escape tedium, and seek some inspiration! Have a great day! ❤

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  2. Boosted the signal on Twitter.

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  3. Oh paul you have such imaginations!

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  4. I have SO been there! 😆

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  5. “Smirking life”? Good one.
    Happy New Year Paul

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    • Thank you, yes, Happy New year, hope all is well with you and yours.

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      • All well, thank you. As much as can be. Daughter #1 has decreed a new unlimited quarantine order. Can’t t see the family (including grandkids) until further notice. 3 months maybe?
        You guys are much better in Oz, right? almost normal life?

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      • In Western Australia we are covid free, Also South Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania. But Queensland has minor notifications of infection, while Sydney is our new hot spot with several cases. Melbourne is free at present but had two months of spread that was well contained. So I guess we have done very well. We can only travel within the state as the borders are closed currently due to the two other states who have infections. But given the size of our state well ….

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      • Yeah, I’ve heard state borders are closed. Like you say, they’re big states. 😉
        Stay safe nonetheless.

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  6. I had such a vivid image of that albatross bumbling through your open window and thrashing about the room all big and smelly and spattering poop. It behooves one to shut the door on that particuar reality and set off for a sun-drenched creative future.

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  7. I thought the albatross in confusion was a fine image, which could easily apply to my mind at times. That is until I read Liz’s comment above. Then again, she did say a little earlier that she put her imagination to mischievous use. My mind is feeling very messy 😉

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  8. Lady Robinson

    Those word’s were warm and beautifully written🤓Thanks so much for sharing😉

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