I Knew I Wouldn’t Worry – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.” George Bernard Shaw

I Knew I Wouldn't Worry

Right before I left I knew I wouldn't worry,
I left things like this to get further away,
to inhabit the world so very differently,
while at the same time beginning to fade.

I left things like this to get further away
from the static tradition of meaning,
while at the same time beginning to fade,
the pressures falling away yet still there.

From the static tradition of meaning,
multiple temporalities spoil its meaning,
the pressures falling away yet still there,
begging the question as to its purpose.

Multiple temporalities spoil its meaning,
to inhabit the world so very differently
begging the question as to its purpose,
right before I left I knew I wouldn't worry.


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14 Comments

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14 responses to “I Knew I Wouldn’t Worry – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Very, very brilliant and effective construction!
    PV you ‘ bring the real life situations into your poems!

    Liked by 3 people

  2. I really appreciate how the poem resolves in the last stanza.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Charis Counselling

    Beautiful

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    Liked by 1 person

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