Algorithm – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“An algorithm is like a recipe.” Muhammad Wasseem

Algorithm 

When you see, what is it that you see,
perception is no percentage of the truth,
the rasta man in a tailored business suit,
stockbrokers all hanging loose.

Perception is no percentage of the truth,
just a wasteland of conjectured jokes,
purporting to be honest styles of you.

The rasta man in a tailored business suit,
disconcerting evidence all skewed,
the dissonance of every angled view.

stockbrokers all hanging loose,
their predictions as illusions,
honest perpetual rhythmic lies.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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27 Comments

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27 responses to “Algorithm – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. That rasta man, gotta watch out for him! A thoroughly entertaining trimeric, my friend!

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  2. Perception is the reception of the truth as viewed through how one is skewed.

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  3. sanaarizvi

    “Perception is no percentage of the truth, just a wasteland of conjectured jokes,”.. goodness this is so on point! 💝

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  4. Have to be caareful with those predictions; its all business anyway.

    Have a good weekend.

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  5. Xan

    This one dances. Love the near rhymes and internal rhymes, and then the breaking of the pattern, and the illusion.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. More and more the world seems to be mirroring this perception-based reality, and it’s unsettling, a feeling that comes across clearly through your clever trimeric.
    pax,
    dora

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  7. ‘honest perpetual rhythmic lies.’ You got that right! How long until we start demanding the truth?

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  8. I’ve been thinking a lot about perception lately and how we need to acknowledge and understand others’ perceptions in order for genuine communication to take place.

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  9. Charis Counselling

    Great poem

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