Autumn Days – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Let the rain kiss you.” Langston Hughes

Autumn Days

The air hung in thick threads, heavy and wet,
pressing into my empty thrumming temples,
all the while the humid demon possessing my
skin in a slick of salt that would never be 
expunged, dissolving into the fabric of my
dreams over the longest time and shaping 
my inward cries in search of nothing,
existing in the in-between, pulled by 
junctures and polarities, raising my arms to
the sky, touching horizons, floating into the
place beyond, waiting for the ring of thunder
and the catharsis of rain deep in my soul
that washes the world weariness from the
creases of my mind.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Filed under awareness, Free Verse, life, poem, quote, seasons

18 responses to “Autumn Days – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. An excellent text written in one sentence: I really like it.

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  2. Wonderful imagery, Paul. I love the rise and fall of the words.


  3. Love that you guys are having autumn while we are entering Spring. Autumn is my favorite season! Loved the quote at the top – ““Let the rain kiss you.” Langston Hughes” Reminds me of the one I love about rain and more i.e. relationships – Some people feel rain – while others just get wet!


  4. I also only can write “Wow!” Meets my feelings! 😉 Michael

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  5. lync56

    Wow great poem – another one to publish


    Liked by 1 person

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