What Comes Next? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Any system that values profit over human life is a very dangerous one indeed.” Suzy Kassem

What Comes Next?

Who welcomes the stranger at their door,
how sacred is this finite threshold of
interwoven beliefs hanging so thinly,
a bulwark against the damp demise,
reinforcing  our carefully curated fantasy,
which, like a paper bag in the rain,
causes us to dare consider its collapse 
into someone's reality, an insecure
subjectivity we might cling to as if
to a child eagerly seeking a parent 
in a sea of discordant confusion, 
something might make sense.


Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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14 Comments

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14 responses to “What Comes Next? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. We sure are living this poem right now.

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  2. There are so many people that value profit over human life, and that is why nothing significant ever gets done on climate change. I always go with the plastic bags at the grocery store, which do much better in the rain than paper, but I do this because I use then to dispose of the scooped up litter in the cat coxes.

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  3. Hard reality of our times, Paul.

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  4. I only could agree with all the earlier comments. So true! xx Michael

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