Something – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Our need to reimagine our world through the vibratory larynx, that’s what matters.” Anne Waldman


Everything is in flux,
the pundits are immersed 
in tragedies longer than a 
tudor gown, and everyone
is worried for the canary in
the coal mine who sings 
warnings like a harpy, and
I'm thinking out loud that we
need a circuit breaker, a new
song of imagining, reimagining,
something to end this malaise,
something to feed our senses,
something of creative pleasure,
something beyond the heroics
of mundane, powerless survival.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®


Filed under creativity, Free Verse, life, passion, poem, quote

20 responses to “Something – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. VJ

    Yes! Our souls crave it.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Difficult but possible!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I know just what you mean. “Malaise” is the exact word for where we are right now.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Yes, we need something, but I don’t know what.🤔

    Liked by 1 person

  5. lync56

    Wonderful poem


    Liked by 1 person

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