Only We – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.” Rumi

Only We

Even together we are incomplete, incongruous,
unlikely conspirators in the mystery of life,
betrayed by a singularity poised by suspicion
and a boundaried protection of all that is sole,
the furnace of time smelts a truth of other 
in the wrestling and wrangling of all that is plural,
where the sense of oneness is shared in other,
and where autumn leaves and summer sun, tiny wrens,
moments of wonder, kisses and home truths, shared 
dreams and existential questions would hold no 
meaning, besides, with who would I share these
seeming pathetic vignettes, only we make meaning
of these ordinary treasures.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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22 responses to “Only We – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I love this – how the sum of who we are is woven between our complexities, and the flow of life, remaining a mystery. Always something to learn.

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  2. Mr Shayan Das

    Wow.. This is such a magical write. Loved it. Thanks for sharing

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  3. That is one very long sentence.

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  4. Oh, those vignettes are anything but pathetic.

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  5. The wonder of being inextricably linked with another soul… Beautiful words, Paul.

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  6. Paul, this is what it is. Beautiful.

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  7. The meaning of ordinary events is enhanced when shared! Lovely poem, Paul. ❤

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  8. lync56

    Too true and so beautifully worded in this poem


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