Who Holds The Fantasy? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“There are no safe rooms, no safe truths, no safe secrets to tell.” Veronica Blade

Who Holds The Fantasy?

Tell me, what isn't divergent,
who holds the fantasy of singular truth,
who believes the carbon smudge of news,
do you begin from what you know or do
you trust your enthusiasm for wanting to
believe that you can compose your life
from the elements of a surety that you
actually know the vagaries of the cosmos
right now, trusting in your belief of things,
despite the amalgam of realities before you,
knowing full well that everything bends,
everything is disordered, and that there 
are always more ways diverging?


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28 responses to “Who Holds The Fantasy? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. We need some fantasy now when reality is overwhelming

    Liked by 3 people

  2. I’ve come to accept the fact that everything I once believed was a single truth in fact isn’t. That learning process started in college and continues to this day.

    Liked by 4 people

  3. Powerful poem. Speaks to us all, I reckon, these days.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. “The world refuses to be made tidy.” – Gary Snyder

    Like

  5. I will try to ORGANISE the things I meet!
    Life is to be Lived in a pleasant way!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Pingback: Vagary | rfljenksy – Practicing Simplicity

  7. Thank you for these thought provoking words. It’s important to sort out fantasy and reality before moving forward to begin anew.

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