A Story In Lines – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” Franz Kafka

A Story In Lines

Her bisque skin,
carrying the scars of winter's
past, coursing torrents now
etched like a dry river bed,
all delicate parchment,
testimony to lived skin,
as expiation for love's need,
life poured out, a libation of
for others sketched across
her open face, a story in lines,
never spoken, but always told
in humble presence.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under awareness, Free Verse, life, love, poem, quote

10 responses to “A Story In Lines – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. This is just how we should view aging.


  2. GP

    Inside – that woman is still 16 – always will be!


  3. Still with vibrant eyes.


  4. and this is how i strive to live but it ain’t always easy. Beautiful truths Paul.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Charis Counselling

    I love this poem – a beautiful take on story lines



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