Salad Days – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“The whole future lies in uncertainty, live immediately.” Seneca

Salad Days

I ordered a mushroom and feta open sandwich,
enhanced with a thick, sweet, balsamic reduction
drizzled around the plate, I finished wanting more,
and even in restaurants worlds can collide,
I heard someone say that the air was thick with
uncertainty, and I wondered, are these the salad 
days where the air is laden, drizzling sickly sweet, 
and yet everyone asking for more?

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34 responses to “Salad Days – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. ” I N S T I N C T.”!

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  2. This one looks so good

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  3. Fascinating reflections in this well-written poem, Paul. I think your antennae are always up observing the ironies of life! ❤

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  4. great reflections Paul.. but I’d want more of that salad too.. lol🤣

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  5. I don’t know if these are salad days. Maybe it is because I am old and see things differently than those who are young.

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  6. We all want more it’s our habits.well shared thank you 😊😄☺

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  7. Amy

    Very well expressed. Yes, “it’s very much in us”.

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  8. Such delightful poem, not sure I’m familiar with this poet, but so far I’m loving what I’ve read. Will have to look more into the work, I appreciate you sharing my friend.

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  9. A beautiful summary of the essentials. xx Michael

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  10. lync56

    Love the connection of two streams of thought here


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