Flesh Of My Flesh – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Grace is hosting Meeting the Bar with an invitation to consider the body, our body, in writing.

dVerse Poets – Meeting The Bar – The Body And Poetry

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“To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.” Terry Tempest

Flesh Of My flesh 

The wound I carry is not just 
for me, I feel its pain when I 
feel the earth speaking in my
flesh, when I hear the ocean's 
voice as my voice, as a child 
crying, or the wind, unconsoled,
recoiling at the violence of the 
rend that bleeds from my side,
but I just cannot unwind the
tourniquet of my addiction and
once again, I float to my heavens
as the wound remains in my 
anaesthesia of indulgence.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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27 responses to “Flesh Of My Flesh – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Probing, thought provoking piece Paul.

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  2. The earth speaking in my flesh …. this line reaches to the very depth of me.
    Bravo.

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  3. Title brings a song to mind that my daughter played at their wedding – memories, ahh

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

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  4. This is a deep wound & I like this line:
    tourniquet of my addiction

    Thanks for joining in.

    Liked by 4 people

  5. loved all the places you went to… you have described the universal cry from the wound we all carry as living breathing creatures…. some just more than others…. may the force be with you….

    Liked by 3 people

  6. Thoughtful and engaging write-up, Paul!✨

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  7. This was beautiful. From the very title itself. And engaging too, very engaging indeed.

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  8. sanaarizvi

    “but I just cannot unwind the tourniquet of my addiction and once again, I float to my heavens as the wound remains in my anaesthesia of indulgence,”…. love this! This is INCREDIBLY heartfelt! Sigh 💝💝

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  9. Indeed effectful provoking, Paul! Thank you for sharing. One always need poets to be reminded. Michael

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