The High Horse – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“There is no question that climate change is happening; the only arguable point is what part humans are playing in it.” David Attenborough

The High Horse 

That horse was high,
the drop was long,
we saddled ourselves,
a collective myopia
with the bit between
trusting our own creative
lies of soothe, fantasies 
of paradise and the reality 
too dark to contemplate,
a paralysing denial has
reined us in on ourselves,
and it is past the time to
awaken, yet the wake is 
already before us.


Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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18 Comments

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18 responses to “The High Horse – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. We’re long overdue to get off that high horse once and for all.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. VJ

    The horse is high – well said.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. lync56

    Great poem – a call to arms

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    Liked by 1 person

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